Best known for her gothic novels, most notably, “Interview with a Vampire”, Anne Rice renewed her childhood allegiance to Christianity ten years ago. Her memoir, “Called out of Darkness; A Spiritual Confession”, released in 2008, was touted as a testimony of her return to the faith. A couple of weeks ago Ms. Rice wrote on Facebook, “In the name of Christ I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control…In the name of Christ I quit Christianity and being a Christian, Amen.”
Monthly Archives: August 2010
The Indonesian intelligence police have sent urgent messages that they want to meet me when I’m in Jakarta, where the Federal police have their headquarter. They have been insistent for quite a while and I didn’t know what to expect. Well, the meeting just happened.
I have always known that joy is a distinguishing mark of the Gospel. All religions carry with them a sense of sobriety rooted in uncertainty of whether or not we are accepted by God. There is fear that maybe our offerings or prayers were insufficient to please a supposedly displeased deity. The Gospel will have none of this. It is the liberating truth that we are accepted, not on the basis of anything we have done, but only because of what Jesus has done. Well, last night that joy was evident here in Kalimantan. It broke out all over the stadium.
Hello from Kalimantan,
Tonight our theme was “The blind can see again”. I love this service. I openly tell the people that I ask God for three things: that blind will see, that many other sickness will be healed, and most of all that spiritual blindness will fall from people’s inward eyes and they will see Jesus.