Sunday, May 24, 2009

Meeting: May 27th

This is a reminder about our upcoming get together this week:

The usual time: 7pm, May 27th
The usual place: High Point Coffee, 1735 W 7800 S, West Jordan

Come share and discuss what books you've been reading and some of your favorite blog posts, and/or articles, you've read this past month.

And for all the Calvinists we love, here's some...

(found in my reader at Glocal Christianity)

Monday, May 11, 2009

The American Patriot’s Bible

Well, they’ve finally did it! Patriotic cheese! They’ve released a niche market Bible for the Religious Right, The American Patriot’s Bible (the comments on Amazon make for some interesting reading).

Here’s the cover blurb:
THE ONE BIBLE THAT SHOWS HOW 'A LIGHT FROM ABOVE' SHAPED OUR NATION. Never has a version of the Bible targeted the spiritual needs of those who love our country more than The American Patriot's Bible. This extremely unique Bible shows how the history of the United States connects the people and events of the Bible to our lives in a modern world. The story of the United States is wonderfully woven into the teachings of the Bible and includes a beautiful full-color family record section, memorable images from our nation's history and hundreds of enlightening articles which complement the New King James Version Bible text.
I’m looking forward to reviewing some of the articles and other features at a local bookstore (I bet Lifeway has a copy). I wonder if they’ll have anything in there on how American politicians and pastors often manipulate the Bible for less than savory political purposes, and how the Bible has been used to justify quite a few nasty little things in our history. But I doubt it.

Check out Greg Boyd's review on Out of Ur (Part 1) (Part 2)

Check out the infomercial.