Weekend Edition - January 20, 2017
Rural churches, same-sex marriage, ICYMI, and church signs
We talked for a bit about why it is that Evangelicals, who lack the ecclesial structure of Catholicism and Orthodoxy, have an easier time than the rest of us do holding to the orthodox
‘Grace Alone’ 500 Years Later
A Catholic perspective.
a divided church. If he had limited himself to saying “gratia prima,” Luther might have effected a needed reform within Catholicism. The Second Vatican
Pope Francis Quiet on Catholic Persecution of Protestants in Mexico
(UPDATED) Two dozen Protestant families get utilities turned back on after two years of punishment.
All across Latin America, Catholics are losing converts to Protestants, according to Pew's tally of record low levels of Catholicism across 19 countries and territories.
Why Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill Made Christian History in Cuba
(UPDATED) ISIS persecution of Christians prompts first meeting between Catholic and Orthodox primates since 1054.
Gathering for the first time in nearly 1,000 years to jointly address the record levels of modern-day persecution of Christians, the leaders of Roman Catholicism and Russian Eastern
Faith of the Candidates: Interview With Marco Rubio (Part 1)
I recently talked with Florida senator and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio about his faith journey.
We know you grew up Catholic. You kind of were engaged in the Mormon faith and came back to Catholicism. Where are you now? Catholicism and Evangelicalism.
What to Give Up for Lent 2017? Consider Twitter’s Top Ideas
(UPDATED) Trump ranks between Facebook and hope in analysis of 73,000 tweets.
Candy, 288, -5. 32. Cheese, 284, 4. 33. Marijuana, 267, 6. 34. Starbucks, 265, -6. 35. Catholicism, 259, 12. 36. Ice cream, 249, -5. 37. Cookies, 227, 1. 38. F***boys, 220, -13. 39. Wine
The Faith of the Candidates: An Interview with Jeb Bush
I recently talked with former Florida governor, and Republican presidential candidate, Jeb Bush.
faith. Here is our conversation. On Catholicism. Ed Stetzer: We know you converted to Catholicism—I want to talk about what you mean by that phrase. At
‘The Young Pope’ Takes an Anxious Look at the Danger of Doubt
HBO's unsettling Vatican satire asks what happens when spiritual leaders shirk their own faith.
people? Whatever the case, he stands to ride a new wave of spirituality into Catholicism—or destroy 2,000 years of church history. Whichever comes first.