Weblog got caught up in the intricacies of the tax code this morning. Commentary will return tomorrow.

Roy Moore speaks to Senate:

  • Bill on judges gets a hearing | Roy Moore took his cause to Congress Tuesday, telling a Senate panel that questions about when the government can properly recognize God should be off-limits to federal judges (The Birmingham News, Ala.)
  • Moore tells Senate he's right | Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore told Senate lawmakers Tuesday that he did not break the law by refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Judicial Building (Montgomery Advertiser, Ala.)
  • Moore asks Senate to limit courts' authority on religion | Roy Moore, the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice who lost his job for defying a federal court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from his courthouse, told a Senate panel yesterday that judges are squelching religious freedom and should be stopped (The Washington Times)

Billy Graham Center catches fire:

  • Graham Center roof burns | Torches used to fix the roof of Wheaton College's landmark Billy Graham Center may have sparked a blaze that endangered lives and priceless artifacts on Tuesday (Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs)
  • Fire erupts at Billy Graham Center | 200 evacuated, 1 hurt in blaze at Wheaton College (Chicago Tribune)
  • Fire damages auditorium at Billy Graham Center | The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College suffered substantial water and smoke damage from a Tuesday evening fire that lit the skies over the Christian evangelical institution (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • Also: Graham Center a key part of landscape (Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs)


  • Billy Graham released from N.C. hospital | Evangelist Billy Graham was released from a hospital Monday following surgery for a broken pelvis he suffered in a fall, officials said (Associated Press)
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Launched in 1999, Christianity Today’s Weblog was not just one of the first religion-oriented weblogs, but one of the first published by a media organization. (Hence its rather bland title.) Mostly compiled by then-online editor Ted Olsen, Weblog rounded up religion news and opinion pieces from publications around the world. As Christianity Today’s website grew, it launched other blogs. Olsen took on management responsibilities, and the Weblog feature as such was mothballed. But CT’s efforts to round up important news and opinion from around the web continues, especially on our Gleanings feature.
Ted Olsen
Ted Olsen is Christianity Today's editorial director. He wrote the magazine's Weblog—a collection of news and opinion articles from mainstream news sources around the world—from 1999 to 2006. In 2004, the magazine launched Weblog in Print, which looks for unexpected connections and trends in articles appearing in the mainstream press. The column was later renamed "Tidings" and ran until 2007.
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