Monday, February 1, 2010

A Place for Heroes? Why They Are Still Worth Following

"Recently, I read an article that called for a boycott of ministry heroes. It wasn’t high-profile ministers that were the problem.

It was their worshippers, their 'groupies,' the clouds of zealous followers who seem to go wherever their heroes go."

For more on how we look at heroes, click here.

Some animal lovers are opposed to Groundhog Day

"The folks at the DuPage County Forest Preserve District don't come right out and say they oppose Groundhog Day. Still, they have a definitive position, and it leans toward killjoy.

They don't celebrate that whimsical, pseudo-holiday of Feb. 2. The district contends that the pudgy rodents, also known as woodchucks — or whistle-pigs in the South — need uninterrupted hibernation from early November through February and into March."

Click here for more on the great groundhog debate.