Wednesday, September 05, 2007

in the name of the father?

"Born to a family of traditional priests, Ibe Nwigwe converted to Christianity as a boy. Under the sway of born-again fervor as a man, he gathered the paraphernalia of ancestral worship — a centuries-old stool, a metal staff with a wooden handle and the carved figure of a god — and burned them as his pastor watched."

christianity vs the old gods of nigeria

"He was one of the early visionaries who saw that you could use electronic media to extend the four walls of the church to reach a broader audience," said Frank Wright, president and chief executive officer of the NRB.

Kennedy was also a close colleague of the Rev. Pat Robertson, the Rev. Jerry Falwell and other religious broadcasters and was an early board member of the Moral Majority, which Falwell formed in 1979. But Kennedy wasn't nearly as well-known as other conservative Christian activists, preferring a behind-the-scenes role that helped maintain his independence, said John Green, senior fellow at the Pew Forum for Religion & Public Life."

d. james kennedy dies

addendum: h/t to yikes!

Baptist Editor Labels Critics of Homemaking Degree 'Sexist'

1 comment:

Larry said...

Never cared for Kennedy although I never watched but a few minutes of him one time.

Maybe it was the ties to Robertson and Falwell that many never heard much about him.