This weekend, as Christians around the world commemorate the betrayal, death, and resurrection of Jesus, Terri Schiavo's body will begin to shut down. Her body will essentially mummify and bloat around her as she is deprived of water.

The Supreme Court said they wouldn't even listen to pleas to keep her alive.

Florida Judge George Greer said he won't listen to Gov. Jeb Bush's arguments for taking Schiavo into protective custody.

The Florida Senate turned down a law that would make it harder to kill Schiavo or for others whose death warrants are signed by mere hearsay.

President George Bush and Republican leaders of the U.S. Congress said they won't do any more, and that all legal options have been exhausted.

Police are arresting kids for trying to take Schiavo glasses of water. If Schiavo could drink the water, it would prove that she's not in a persistent vegetative state. If she couldn't, there's no harm.

"Growing up in the shadow of post-World War II America, and many remembrances of the Holocaust, I've often wondered what it must have been like in Nazi Germany for the nation to standby while evil was done in the name of kindness or eugenic ideology," says Touchstone's Ken Tanner. "Now we all know how it can happen, what it feels like, and how helpless good people can be in the face of intentional evil."

Around the office over the last few months, we've been talking about the supposed triumph of the evangelical movement. Evangelicalism is now the dominant face of American Christianity. Evangelical activist groups are credited as being the major power brokers in Washington. Newsweek's cover story speaks with an overwhelmingly orthodox voice supporting the doctrine of the Resurrection. If you believe New York Times columnists ...

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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 executive editor. 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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