The latest installment in “Yahweh or No Way” was definitely worth waiting for. The Super Bowl, the White House replica in Atlanta, and the pope’s reinstatement of Bishop Richard Williamson, one of a group of four excommunicated bishops of the Society of Pius X.
Undoubtedly the controversy will die down. The Vatican has clearly distanced itself from Williamson’s views. But I breathed a sigh of relief at Stephen’s decree on the decision.
Well, there have been bits here and there over the last month or so, but last night we got to watch as Stephen discussed heaven and the afterlife with Anglican Bishop N.T. Wright. As usual, Stephen tried his best to get the bishop off track, but never quite succeeded. Likewise, the bishop seemed to be trying to out-funny Stephen, which almost never works. I thought the central premise was interesting. I might have to check out the book, Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection and the Mission of the Church.
Looks like Stephen is all set for the Pope’s visit to New York. He’s got quite a welcome package prepared, right down to a baby to be baptized (son of Colbert Report writer Peter Gwinn). Whether the pope accepts or declines the invitation, it could make for some great comedy bits in the days to come.
I wanted a few more bells and whistles than I was able to do here, especially the embedded video links, so go here for the permanent site. I’ll keep an eye on both for a while, but anything new will be added over there.