Oh you Americans..... always wanting to be more like us! That's right the Federal reserve is releasing a New Ten Dollar Bill that is..... (drum roll please) MORE COLORFUL! While it's not quite as good as ours, at least they are trying.
And on another note, this story from Relevant Magazine,
"Domino’s Pizza founder and multimillionaire Tom Monaghan is planning on building his own piece of heaven outside of Naples, Fla. The devout Catholic is bankrolling the town of Ava Maria, a small city that will uphold Monaghan’s strict Catholic beliefs. The project has drawn attention on both sides, including the ACLU and the Pope."
It is a interesting story. Tom Monghan is footing the initial costs for 11,000 homes, a cathedral, and a Catholic University. He has also asked that whichever pharmaceutical company he allows in, not sell contraceptives (which could make for an interesting legal battle in the future).
As much as I hate to bring up Velvet Elvis again.... Rob Bell points towards a number of passages where we as Christians must bring heaven to earth. The kingdom of God is here NOW, and so we must work to bring about Heaven on earth. So then the question... Is building a separate city for "Christians" the best way to do this? My initial reaction is going to be no. It seems that what they are doing is creating a separate culture and life, kind of like Christian music… You would think that by being “Christian” it would be a great evangelistic tool, but really it just ministers to Christians and doesn’t do much for the rest of the world. I hope that Ava Maria will fair better.