Some Feel Good News

With all the bad news out there, here's a few feel-good stories.

Like this one about car ministries--churches that fix cars for parishioners and neighbors.

It's got a great lead:

"Slumped over the wheel of a stubborn car that just won't start, many a desperate person has pleaded with God for help.

For mechanics Craig Brandenburg and Teang Ie, praying for automotive miracles is just part of the routine at Cedar Park Assembly of God church, where every weekday the two service a steady stream of cars in their mechanics ministry.

Apparently, car repair programs are booming at churches, often serving single moms who just want someone they can trust to fix their car. That's what's happening in Fairfield, Conn., said Pastor Dan McCandless.

"If their vehicle went kerflooey, they were sunk," said McCandless. "And they're scared to death to get ripped off."

Or how about this
Chicago Tribune piece
about clergy that use humor in sermons. It's also got a snappy lead:

There was a minister, a priest and a rabbi...

If that sounds like a beginning of a joke, it's OK with Pastor Dan Marler, Rev. Gene Smith and Rabbi Steven Bob, three clergymen known for using humor in their sermons to connect with the flock.

And life can't be all bad when The Life of Brian is in revival, can it?

I know it's not a joke, but the Decauter (Alabama) Daily thinks that the constitutional right to freedom of religion" is a little nutty.

Too many nuts believe that religious freedom means they can go anywhere and preach any thing because of this constitutional right.

The editorial is about freedom of religion and schools, and argue that nutcases and religion ought to be kept out of school, even in the Bible belt.


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