Carter (and Mike Todd) Wouldn’t Lie!!

WASHINGTON (CNN) — One former president has long assumed a very outspoken role in the presidential race. Now another is speaking up. Jimmy Carter says he’s not formally endorsing any candidate, but in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the former president lavished praise on Barack Obama, calling his campaign “extraordinary” “Obama’s campaign has […]

Tuesday is for Thomas

It’s a little late, but maybe not. Here is Merton’s thoughts on Advent from “Advent: Hope or Delusion?”: “Advent for us means acceptance of this totally new beginning. It means a readiness to have eternity and time meet not only in Christ, but in us, in Man, in our life, in our world, in our […]

Seriously Good Conversations

Here are a few good ones from last week which I didn’t publish while I was away: Jason on ‘Taxonomy’ Paul at jasonclark.ws on ‘Church as the original 3rd place?’ Ariah on ‘Faulty Logic Leads to Lapse in Judgement at Trying to follow’ LoFi on ‘Consuming Jesus and Moving Beyond Race and Class 2’ Eileen […]

Away this weekend.

This weekend a group of us from Shema are going to be traveling up the lake for a bit of a retreat. Thus, I will be away for a few days. While away, we will be exploring issues like this, and like this, and like this and finally, like this. I hope you have a […]

The PGA Begins!

Yesterday, Tiger began his 2008 quest for a Grand Slam of golf. Looks like he will be paired in day two with last year’s “mouthy” rival Rory Sabatini. You can of course, watch the news about the Buick Invitational here. Could this be the year of the Tiger? joshua Tweet Send to Facebook

Weekly Familial Food consumption and costs

My friend Aaron sent this to me via email. Of course there are no confirmations of where it came from; however, it is still pretty interesting..don’t you think? Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07 United States: The Revis family of North Carolina Food expenditure for one […]

eurochurch.net conference 2008

Lammert has joined the eurochurch team and is participating in the planning of the 2008 conference in Lisbon Portugal. It should be a pretty good conversation and conference based on the title: the bible and mission in the new europe. if you are interested in attending the conference, with conversationalists alan roxburgh (of allelon), colin […]

Rainbows in a time of transition.

As many of you will have heard by now, Laura and I are in the middle of a transition. In October of last year, we announced that this would be our last year working with YFC Geneva in all of its expressions. At this time I wanted to ask you to remember us in your […]

Tuesday is for Thomas

Merton wrote in January 1965: Out to Sea Without Restraints “What more do I seek than this silence, this simplicity, this “living together with wisdom”? For me there is nothing else. Last night, before going to bed, I realized momentarily what solitude really means: when the ropes are cast off and teh skiff is no […]

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: An Icon Remembered

Here is a brief liturgy from a service on ‘MLK Sunday’ at an Episcopal Church in California. Also, posted below, the very famous ‘I Have A Dream’ speech. If you have not seen it in its entirety, I strongly recommend it and for this reason have again posted it below. SALUTATION Minister: We hold these […]