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Healthy, Wealthy and Wise?

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : September 15, 2006

Here are some random links for your consideration…

This new book looks interesting: Reclaiming the Body. This is part of the write-up from Amazon.com:

Shuman, an ethicist, and Volck, a pediatrician, are on a mission to persuade Christians to stop worshiping the medical establishment and to start “using medicine as if God mattered.” It is easy to put medicine in the place that only God should occupy…the authors affirm the goodness of the human body, the importance of the church as the gathered body of Christ and the necessity of hospitality toward the world’s helpless and suffering.

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While most of voices I hear and respect inside the church are proclaiming the decline and marginalization of evangelicalism, lots of folks (like TIme Magazine) are proclaiming that evangelicalism is at its peak.  The latest Time Mag. coverstory discussed the growing respectablity of prosperity teaching.  Here’s the article. I chucked to myself when I read this quote from Joyce Meyer: “Who would want to get in on something where you’re miserable, poor, broke and ugly and you just have to muddle through until you get to heaven?”

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The Pope is underfire by Muslim groups for a recent speach.  I like the new Pope (his encyclical Deus Caritas Est is definitely worth a look if you have time).  Do you think he crossed the line at all in his speech?

for further reading . . .

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