Bible bending item of the day: DVD that explains the evidence for heaven.
Christian Post: A Seattle church, Mars Hill, takes the Bible literally; women cannot be pastors and are encouraged to submit to their husbands. Luckily for the twenty-something punk crowd that frequent services, there are no prohibitions on tattoos, alcohol, and punk rock. "If the Bible doesn't forbid something," says pastor Mark Driscoll, "we believe there's a lot of freedom in cultural issues."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO): Bible bending boss may have to be tolerated.
Jamaica Gleaner (Jamaica): Debate over whether the Bible allows gospel singers to accept monetary compensation for their work.
Free Lance-Star (VA): Evangelical leaders are beginning to emphasize the message of stewardship of the earth.
Indianapolis Star (IN): Epicenter, a new non-fiction novel by Joel C. Rosenberg, consists of a series of interviews with political, economic, and business leaders who explain how biblical prophesy is unfolding in the Middle East.
Kansas City Star (Church leaders reflect on the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Augusta Chronicle (GA): Profile of a numismatist with a passion for biblical coins. (subscription)
More Obituaries for Bruce Metzger, biblical scholar and translator who brought clarity and inclusive language to his translations.
For example, Metzger translated "Man should not live by bread alone" to "One should not live by bread alone" and "I will accept no bull from your house" to "I will not accept a bull from your house."
Seattle Times (WA)
International Herald Tribune (France)