Tony Blair, Rick Warren, to launch Faith Offensive across US

Tony Blair, Rick Warren, to launch Faith Offensive across US
Former prime minister builds network of Christian allies as he prepares to launch a religious ‘offensive’ in North America Tony Blair is preparing to launch a “faith offensive” across the United States over the next year, after building up relationships with a network of influential religious leaders and faith organisations. With Afghanistan and Iraq casting a shadow over his popularity at home in Britain, Blair’s focus has increasingly shifted across the Atlantic, to where the nexus of faith and power is immutable and he is feted like a rock star. According to the annual accounts ...

Vatican: Limit the Word of God to 8 minutes

Vatican: Limit the Word of God to 8 minutes
Catholic clergy have been advised by the Vatican to keep the word of God brief in order to cater to short attention spans. The book of Genesis says God created the heavens and Earth in less than a week. Now, Catholic clergy are being asked to follow suit and keep their sermons to under eight minutes in a recommendation issued from the Vatican. Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, the secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, says homilies should be brief to cater for people with short attention spans. Clergy should also work from an outline, rather ...