Archive for November, 2008

Exercise in Sanity

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Thanksgiving is an exercise in sanity. It stabs at our overweening sense of sufficiency and control, and thereby connects us to reality. When I engage in thanksgiving I am forced to acknowledge that much of what I have has come to me through forces and circumstances beyond my control. Yes, I do work. I work [...]

Got Bias?

Monday, November 24th, 2008

I listen to NPR and I find it to be an overall evenhanded source of information about a variety of issues and events in American society. I have friends who would disagree. I chalk this difference up to the fact that my friends are situated a bit more right than I, and thus there is [...]

Taking This Country Back For God

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Do we need to take this country back for God, or is this goal a distraction from the larger mission of proclaiming the Kingdom of Jesus? Are the two goals in conflict with one another or can they coincide? What is the relationship between God’s kingdom and the American socio-cultural landscape? Should we seek to [...]

The Racist Walls of Jericho

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Last night I saw the America often expressed in its ideals, but too little seen in its landscape. First, there was the results of a campaign season that was itself historic. A black man has been elected to the highest office of the land, an act that goes along way toward moving America beyond the [...]

Al Qaeda’s Endorsement?

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

I have read a couple of reports that said  John McCain has recieved Al Qaeda’s endorsement for president. These articles have hypothesized that Al Qaeda prefers McCain to Obama because they expect McCain to carry on Bush’s military strategy in Iraq, which gives Al Qaeda the continuing circumstances it needs to cash in on American [...]