- The Divided Methodist Church: The Christian denomination is considering schism, largely over LGBT issues. The fight shows the difficulty of trying to create a global church. (The Atlantic)
- A Subjective Definition of ‘Death’ Would Unleash Great Evil: Most people understand the word “death” to mean the end of biological life or, as Merriam-Webster defines it, “a permanent cessation of all vital functions.” But now an influential cadre of utilitarian bioethicists wants to redefine it to include a subjective and sociologically based meaning. Their purpose isn’t greater scientific accuracy. Rather, by making “death” malleable, they hope to open the door further to treating indisputably living human beings as if they were cadavers. (First Things)
- The Power of Public Prayer in the Church: Our public prayers in our corporate worship services have a massive impact on the prayer lives of God’s people, in that such prayers teach the church how to approach our transcendent but immanent God. They also bring power to our churches. The immense importance of the corporate prayers of the body of Christ rests on Scripture’s direct accounts of the power wrought by such prayers and the apostolic dependence on the prayers of the church. (Kent Hughes)
- Church of Scotland ‘to introduce online baptism’ in bid to boost membership: But under potentially radical plans being considered by the Church of Scotland, the rites could be administered online for the first time in a move to redefine the idea of a congregation in the internet age. (Telegraph)
Just for Fun
- Just a random collection of ways you can die in space.