In 2006, Time Magazine included Ted Haggard in their list of the 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America. The Wall Street Journal called him one “of the nation’s most politically influential” clergy, and Harper’s Magazine stated that, “No pastor in America holds more sway over the political direction of evangelicalism than does Pastor Ted.”   Last week Ted Haggard appeared on the Oprah show to talk about his crisis in 2006 when it was discovered he was seeing a gay man.  He was made to give up his pastorship at New Life church in Colorado Springs and was even  told to leave Colorado.  I do not intend to rehash his story now but for those who saw him on Oprah and would like further insight into Ted Haggard, the fall, the struggle, and the current state of affairs.   I cannot too highly recommend that you listen to his heart-wrenching story as he brings you up to date here.


Jennifer Fulwiler, former atheist,  of Conversion Diary has just posted her reflections on  Life on Death Row, telling  how she could identify with a “lifer” in prison as he contemplated  his forthcoming execution.     Wow!  What a thought-provoker!  Don’t miss it.  Go there now.


Mercatornet, a wonderful publication out of Australia, has  informed me that they have  posted  on their website my article formerly titled God, Eyes, and Evolution.   They have retitled  it Consider the Peacock’s Tail and it is accompanied by a very colorful (of course) peacock tail in full display.  Mercatornet is marking the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and my piece is a pretty decent overview of thoughts about Darwin, if I do say so myself. This is another “don’t miss it.”  Go there now.