Saturday, November 03, 2007

Obama is the one

Check out Sullivan's article, seriously! It makes a lot of sense. A Obama presidency would move us beyond the silly baby-boomer left-right divide, and defeat terrorism!
"Consider this hypothetical. It’s November 2008. A young Pakistani Muslim is watching television and sees that this man—Barack Hussein Obama—is the new face of America. In one simple image, America’s soft power has been ratcheted up not a notch, but a logarithm. A brown-skinned man whose father was an African, who grew up in Indonesia and Hawaii, who attended a majority-Muslim school as a boy, is now the alleged enemy. If you wanted the crudest but most effective weapon against the demonization of America that fuels Islamist ideology, Obama’s face gets close. It proves them wrong about what America is in ways no words can."
So, sorry Mr. Richardson, unless you come up with something fast I'm going Obama.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A question

Can God change His mind? Is God all knowing? Is all knowing the same as experience?
Could God know how things are going to go down, yet in experiencing something "repent of evil"?

Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries

So... this is a group of folk who are working toward inclusion of practicing gay/lesbian clergypeople.
What I find interesting is that this group wanted to find a way to organize itself as a group within the ELCA, but... not of it... so to speak. They ended up using as a model the Word Alone movement!
Odd stuff this world. And the ELCA still hangs together somewhere in tension between these and other forces. What is the center? Can it hold?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Little Green Politics

But it was Bill Richardson who spoke most explicitly on the UFO issue last weekend. Speaking to Dell employees in Texas, Richardson said that if he became president, he would continue his long fight to release top-secret files on Roswell, New Mexico's infamous "flying disc" recovery. In a foreword to Roswell Dig Diaries, a 2004 Sci Fi Channel book, the New Mexico governor wrote that he has never been satisfied with the government's explanation and that the "American people can handle the truth." Considering Richardson makes up part of the "ET Ticket," I guess it should come as no surprise.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Church closed, on account of shooting

Well, the church my reflection group was assigned to go to today, The Philadelphia Cathedral, was closed. Last night someone was killed on its front steps.
It’s a pretty heavy thing.