Category Archives: culture
Yesterday I wrote about hope for South Africa. Today I read an article in CT that expresses a dream for the Church… This is worth your time… Read HERE
“November 22 seems to have been dedicated to JFK by default because of his untimely death. Lewis continues to be read and discussed and pondered in an ever-continuing stream of new books, in coffee shops and pubs and taverns and at conferences. The significance of Lewis’ contribution cannot be limited to one day a year.”
Suggestion: sit thank God for a dozen things today, start with your beating heart and work your way out.
Yesterday and today, in Westminster Abby, Lewis was honoured and today a permanent reminder of his life and work were unveiled in Poet’s Corner. @CSLewisDaily was there tweeting for the rest of us. You can see some of the Abby and even see parts of the program here -> https://twitter.com/CSLewisDaily/status/403865800362430464
I am reading this book alongside The Bridge on the Drina (yesterday’s post). This is a different kind of book.
The subject is broader – Yugoslavia, not simply a town in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Its about a family, not the changing culture surrounding a bridge over 300+ years.
While yet unfinished. I’ve gotten far enough to know some of its value. That is, how the broader international issues impact individuals, namely the collapse of two empires after WWI, which created a vacuum, into which flowed more brutality through WWII, post war oppression and the wars that broke up Yugoslavia. This is not really new brutality, but the methods are more modern and more widely reported… yet largely ignored by the outside world.
Which raises the question: How have we become desensitized over time to brutality?
How desensitized are we?
What should we do about it?
How does the Gospel inform us and change us?
How does that change affect what we do about injustice?
I guess what I’m asking is, have our hearts grown brutal?
If so, we need to seek God’s change in our hearts.