Every few years a fringe Christian leader
or group predicts when Jesus Christ is coming back to earth. The latest date,
announced on billboards in some mid-sized American cities, is May 21 of this
Amy Frykholm's article "Double belonging" took me back to my first encounter with double belonging. A young man in my congregation returned from working with the Peace Corps in Vietnam. He made an appointment to see me.
In 1986 Doug Frank published one of the most intriguing books in an outpouring of historical writing on American evangelical Protestants. Its title, Less Than Conquerors, inverted a well-known Pauline phrase popular in revival traditions on both sides of the Atlantic.
In a survey conducted by Charity Navigator, five metro areas were judged to have the best climate for charities: Houston, St. Louis, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Dallas, and San Diego (a tie). Their research shows that performance on financial, accountability, and transparency matters is influenced by the metropolitan context. CEO compensation, which has a bearing on the operating expenses of a charitable organization, is much lower in a city like Orlando than it is in Washington, D.C. (charitynavigator.org, September 6).