William Doino Jr. on democracy and the gospel of Christ :
Christianitys 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 churchesmostly Baptist and Pentecostalare 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 musicwith trumpets and saxophones and drums and heroic voicesand add Spirit-charged zeal. The result is exhilaration.