LISTEN: Notre Dame Professors Create Spotify Playlist for the Papal Conclave

You Can’t Have Beer for Breakfast! Oh, Wait

“He said the prayer, that’s enough.”

Thinking Out Loud

Altar Call 1

The sinner’s prayer produces false converts.

I was going to use this as an item in tomorrow’s link list, but it truly deserves a much larger audience. This appeared at Arminian Today.

I remember once attending a Baptist church with a buddy of mine.  At the end of the meeting, the Baptist preacher gave a typical, “bow your head and close your eyes” type of altar call in which he asked people to “accept Christ into your heart today, before it’s too late.”  A young teenager “came forward to receive Christ.”  The preacher spoke to the lad, prayed with him, and then announced that the teenager was saved and was a candidate for baptism to which they had a quick congregational vote on the matter and a man raised his hand to second the pastor’s vote for the teen’s baptism.  They then asked us to come up and shake…

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Clay found on Mars

Jury convicts New York cop in cannibal plot

Pope Watch: 5 Ways to Follow the Conclave

“Britney Spears – (You Drive Me) Crazy”