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Who Hosts The World’s Largest Bible Printing Facility?

Which country hosts the world’s largest Bible printing facility? United States? No. Germany? Nada. The UK? Nix. South Korea? Nope. Communist China? Yes! Who would have guessed?

In two weeks, the world’s largest Bible printing facility will open in Nanjing, China, prompting some to dub the historic eastern Chinese city the Bible printing capital of the world.

You can read the complete story at The Christian Post.

A Wolf in Sheep Garb Camps at Cornerstone

Sometimes there is more to a visitor than meets the eye! Self-proclaimed atheist Matt Taibbi decided to go undercover and spend some time in Pastor John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church. His goal was not spiritual enrichment, scriptural enlightenment, or Christian fellowship; Taibbi was motived by dirt. He wanted to get some dirt on Hagee and those ‘wacky evangelicals’ who call Cornerstone Church home. So, he signed up and participated in one of Cornerstone’s Encounter Weekends and there misrepresented himself, terribly. Read More »

The New Centrist Evangelical Voting Block

Rev Dr Anthony Campolo, professor emeritus of Sociology at Eastern University, Pennsylvania, thinks the new centrist evangelicals could decide the upcoming election. Campolo says:

There are millions of us who espouse an evangelical theology but who reject being classified as part of the religious right.

Right on, Campolo. I do think this fresh expression of evangelicalism is here for the duration. It will be an interesting next few years in the church, to say the least. Good times!

Spike Lee on Reverend Jeremiah Wright

Spike Lee on the United Church of Christ Rev. Jeremiah Wright:

The more he opens his mouth, the more damage he does … If he loves Obama he needs to shut up right now. It makes me question his motives for talking. I’m starting to wonder whether somebody has been contributing to the building funds of his church. Seriously.

Thank you Spike for finally saying what needs to be said!

Dinesh D’Souza Debates Christopher Hitchens

If you have not watched Dinesh D’Souza, speaker and author of New York Times Bestseller What’s So Great About Christianity, debate Christopher Hitchens on: Is Christianity the Problem?, you should! Also, be sure to visit dineshdsouza.com for more resources and a much-needed response to the new atheist offensive. Bonus: Check out his most recent AOL News articles titled Atheist Bashing Week (the last paragraph is sharp!) and Ben Stein Exposes Richard Dawkins.

Expelled: A New Documentary by Ben Stein

Ben Stein Expelled

The fact that someone - anyone - is willing to take on big science and secular fundamentalists like Richard Dawkins is terrific, but the last person I would have pictured in this role is Ben Stein.

Stein, however, and in spite of his most recent gig as the host of VH1’s thankfully dormant America’s Most Smartest Model, may just be the man for the job!

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed is a Michael Moore-ish kind of documentary that investigates, exposes, and challenges the assumptions, presumptions, presuppositions, biases, and academic/intellectual prejudices of the so-called “big science” and its blind fascination and devotion to the Neo-Darwinian materialism that is funneled into classrooms all over the country in suppressing fashion. Read More »

Bill Maher Hates Religion! We Get it!

Bill Maher may lose his job over his most recent comments about the Catholic Church and the Pope. Can the comments he made on his HBO show be classified as hate speech? The people at Fire Bill Maher think so. It seems more likely that Bill is just trying to cash in on the book buying crowd faithfully following authors like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris. Bill is, after all, an advisory board member of Harris’s The Reason Project.

Abrams’ Thought Concerning Deconstruction

A quick and informative article about the life of American literary critic M.H. Abrams (includes a really short but sharp statement re: deconstruction):

Through the 1970s and 80s, he sorted through and questioned new schools of literary theory like deconstruction and theorists like Stanley Fish and Jacques Derrida, whom he found compelling but disagreed with. He adds, “I’ve been skeptical from the beginning of attempts to show that for hundreds of years people have missed the real point,” his chief quarrel with contemporary theory.

Marriage Adds Seven Hours of Work to Women

A new Institute for Social Research study says that marriage results in seven more hours of work per week for women; men save an hour. No matter how you spin it, it’s not right. And your Calvinism is not an excuse!

The article does say that “men tend to work more outside the home,” as if that is justification, but don’t women work outside the home too!

Also note that “situation gets worse for women when they have children!”

The Great Comic-Book Scare

Superman, Batman, Plastic Man and Wonder Woman scared the U.S. government during the early culture wars of 1950!

“The panic over comic books falls somewhere between the Red Scare and the frenzy over UFO sightings among the pathologies of postwar America,” says author David Hajdu, who also has written books about Bob Dylan (Positively 4th Street) and Duke Ellington collaborator Billy Strayhorn (Lush Life). Ten-Cent Plague, an angry, detailed inquiry into early culture wars, covers the early ’50s, a superficially placid, distant time some view as a golden age.