'Justice Sunday':

  • Frist set to use religious stage on judicial issue | Senator Bill Frist will participate in a telecast portraying Democrats as "against people of faith" for blocking the president's nominees (The New York Times)
  • Justice Sunday | The Family Research Council says anticlerical judges pose a greater danger than al-Qaeda (Rob Garver, The American Prospect)
  • Justice Sunday: Stop the Filibuster Against People of Faith (Family Research Council)

Politics:

  • Believers aim to 'reclaim' America | People of faith are confronting the gathering tide of secularism and a coarser culture in a variety of ways (The Washington Times)
  • Preaching to candidates unconverted | Evangelical Christian ministers beseeched voters on Wednesday to defeat the mayoral candidates who support same-sex marriage (The New York Times)
  • House GOP kills Dems' latest ethics move | Call to prayer echoes 2000 chaplain controversy, some say (Associated Press)
  • Senate panel to vote FDA chief soon, chairman says | The U.S. Senate health committee chairman said on Thursday he had dismissed allegations in a "smudged" anonymous letter and planned on his panel voting this month to confirm Lester Crawford as the new Food and Drug commissioner (Reuters)
  • The true meaning of a fundamentalist Christian | As Christians, Falwell et al need work on the fundamentals (Byron Williams, WorkingForChange.com)
  • Left gets religion about God | The success of the religious right is emboldening some liberals to set aside their usual qualms about keeping church separate from state (Danny Westneat, The Seattle Times)
  • Is Bush an evangelical? | Maybe. Maybe not. But let's get to the real question: Is Bono? (Religion News Service)

Church and state:

  • High court asked to end religious teatime | A small Christian group's drinking of ceremonial tea could be curtailed if the Bush administration has its way before the Supreme Court (Legal Times)
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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.
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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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