Friday, September 29, 2006
I never thought I would be too busy to stop caring about politics, but apparently I am. We're just over a month away from a major midterm election and I'm pretty much apathetic about the whole affair. That may well change once I turn on NPR to hear references to Speaker Pelosi, but until then...wake me when it's over.This piece
by the iMonk did manage to get my dander up. I'll try to talk about it soon, because I'm having all kinds of issues here. But it begs a quesion that a friend and I discussed the other day. Why do American Christians funnel everything through politics?
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Al Mohler on the Benedict XVI and Islam issue.
I agree with everything Mohler has to say, which is in short: "The Pope's right but the Church teaching on Islam is muddled and the papacy isn't biblical in the first place."
The problem with Mohler's comments is that it takes him several paragraphs to get around to defending Ratzinger. He has to first explain why the papacy isn't Biblical and then he discusses the Church's lack of clarity. And he's right, but can't that wait? Just a few paragraphs? Mohler's an intelligent man, and I know he's far more willing to work with his Catholic brothers than a lot of conservative evangelicals would be. But Mohler does himself no favors when he can't defend the Pope - who's dead right on this issue - from his naysayers without first making sure that everyone knows that Catholic teaching is incorrect.
Just once I'd like to see the comments of a non-evangelical believer defended without so much qualification.
I promise promise promise that regular blogging shall soon commence.
A few things, though. A weird football season thus far. Lost is back in two weeks. Nick Drake is still brilliant. What is it like to enjoy the fall without being alone? All is well, all is well.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
tuesday morning. it's finally raining after months of sun sun sun. this apartment gets terribly dark even in the middle of the day, and i love that.
the paper is poor but finished. it's mozart in the morning and the velvet underground at noon. what will it be tonight? tom waits.
the imonk says can the ski trip and send the money to india
. i believe he's right.
i got married and it's all kinds of wonderful.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
I'll get back to regular blogging soon. I promise.
In the meantime, here's a video of the Manning Family singing
David Allen Coe at a Kentucky Derby gala.