and church-growth gurus have been closely following Nadia Bolz-Weber's church
plant in Denver, the House for All Sinners and Saints. An outreach innovator,
Bolz-Weber is a traditionalist when it comes to matters of liturgy and
theology. She appears to have a special attachment to the doctrine of original
Whenever a new Bible translation comes out, questions arise about
changes to familiar passages. I was pleased to see the CEB use the word
"disciple" to refer to the mysterious young man who appears in Mark 14:51-52,
after the 12 disciples desert Jesus and run away.
About 1,500 Latter-day Saints have submitted letters of resignation to the Mormon Church to protest a new policy barring children of married same-sex couples from being baptized until they are adults, movement organizers said on Sunday. The new church policy bars children of gay married couples from being baptized in the faith until they turn 18, leave their parents’ home, and disavow same-sex marriage or cohabitation. “The people in the Mormon Church are finding that this is not a Christ-centered policy,” said Brooke Swallow, one of the organizers of the protest. “This is a policy that is about the people at the top, and their views and prejudices, and they are not thinking through what this will do long-term to families” (Reuters).