Monthly Archives: September 2007

an event that bears watching

the protests in the former Burma, now Myanmar click here

Also, in the IHT is an interview with the French president… A friend to the US? Can I remember such a thing? click here In this interview, Sarkozy says the Americans and the French are alike in that they both believe they hold to “universal values.” Interesting.

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Happy Brithday Joanna

Happy birthday Joanna!!

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International Herald Tribune

A link to the I H T is now on the right, mainly ‘cuz I use it to read up on Europe.

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James vs. Paul?

James vs. Paul???

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some thots on identity

So my friend JR spoke on seeking identity at our retreat.
He asked the question: Who are you?

Its not your name…
Its not your family…
Its not your nationality…

Its deeper… much deeper than any of that.

He quoted the song Grace by U2… I found a cool presentation on youtube that has some very meaningful images set to the song… check it out.

More later… gotta finish writing about the revolutionary period for class.

Peace to you through Grace

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Finished CS Lewis Letters, Vol. 2

I have beed reading this for a few months now. I finished it this morning. There are AMAZING insights into Lewis’ life, thought and theology within. Here is one quote…
“On Calvinism. Both the statement that our final destination is already settled and the view that it still may be either Heaven or Hell, seem to me to imply the ultimate reality of Time, wh.[ich] I don’t believe in. The controversy is one I can’t join on either side for i think that in the real (Timeless) world it is meaningless….” (1946, p.703)

Now, vol 1 or 3???? any input???

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back from the retreat, catching up

Driving home this afternoon from our GREAT retreat, I was thinking what a busy fall I’m in the middle of… the beginning of school, the bi-annual retreat, next up is interims (ugh), football games, a wedding to do in Oct, a CEO meeting in Oct. to get ready for in mid-Oct, a CEO trip to get ready for… man, it’ll be Nov. before I get to breathe…

I cleaned out my inbox, SO, I get this email from a friend. A fwd… (have I ever mentioned how annoyed I get at some fwds?) I often delete fwds, but I looked at this one. It was about British Muslims and the hatred that surrounds them. They carried placards of real hate. I was shocked and concerned. I invested some time researching this issue and discovered that most of the stuff out there is from “anti-” groups, either anti-God, anti-Muslim, anti-liberal, or anti-something. It was saddening. I wrote my friend that only the work of Jesus in hearts or His return will bring this to an end.

…sort of related…

From MSN.COM, “Greenspan charts our economic course in ‘The Age of Turbulence.” Who is Greenspan kidding? Please tell me an “age” during the existence of the human that WASN’T an ‘age of turbulence’?

next post will have some quotes from the talks at the retreat…

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