William Doino Jr. on democracy and the gospel of Christ:
Christianity’s relationship toward democracy has always been complex, and sometimes fearful, because certain democracies have been anything but Christian. The most notorious example is the French Revolution, where “the sovereign people,” or at least those claiming to represent them, went on wild rampages, slaughtering opponents and destroying religious freedom, even as they preached about liberty and the sacred rights of man.
Also today, Jonathan Newman on changes in Cuba:
Yet Christianity in Cuba is almost certainly experiencing a revival. Catholic churches are filling on Sunday mornings, and Evangelical churches—mostly Baptist and Pentecostal—are growing continually. Worship is exuberant, with an intensity I have not seen even in the most enthusiastic charismatic churches of the States. Think of great Cuban music—with trumpets and saxophones and drums and heroic voices—and add Spirit-charged zeal. The result is exhilaration.