Pope Francis made the news twice this week, first by seemingly performing an exorcism. Later in the week during one his homilies he said that even atheists can be redeemed, which caught a lot of attention. Michael Horton provides some good thoughts on the Pope's comments.
Religion has a great and positive impact upon America. This review of sociologist Rodney Stark's newest work is helpful and worth the quick read.
Legalizing gay marriage is currently being debated in the UK. A number of Christian and Muslim leaders are urging Parliament to amend the bill currently being debated because it could prevent their congregants from advancing in their careers. Meanwhile, the Boy Scouts voted to allow gay scouts to be in the BSA.
The Supreme Court will reexamine prayers offered at city council meetings. Currently, cities will often allow for inclusive prayers, where any religious group in their city can offer a prayer or invocation at the beginning of the city meeting. This issue led to a conflict in my hometown a few months ago between the mayor and the local atheists.
The PCA wants to be a player, but it's not. Tom Cannon continues to do an excellent job examining the tensions in the PCA and their historical causes and where that leaves the denomination.