24 August 2010
06 August 2010
27 July 2010
26 July 2010
"It's a community that's as real and tangible as any local neighbourhood and we should be looking to minister to it.
No, you are confusing 'tangible' with 'popular'.
"The perception of church is often that it is rusting away in antiquated buildings and not in touch with the world around us, but this is a statement that we're prepared to embrace the technological revolution."
This is a statement that you are prepared to embrace anything.
What about "Because there is one loaf, we, many as we are, are one body"?
10 July 2010
22 June 2010
18 June 2010
May 7, 2001 (LINK)
Q: Does the President believe that, given the amount of energy Americans consume per capita, how much it exceeds any other citizen in any other country in the world, does the President believe we need to correct our lifestyles to address the energy problem?
MR. FLEISCHER: That's a big no. The President believes that it's an American way of life, and that it should be the goal of policy makers to protect the American way of life. The American way of life is a blessed one. And we have a bounty of resources in this country. What we need to do is make certain that we're able to get those resources in an efficient way, in a way that also emphasizes protecting the environment and conservation, into the hands of consumers so they can make the choices that they want to make as they live their lives day to day.
Q: So Americans should go on consuming as much more energy than any other citizens in any other countries of the world, as long as they want?
MR. FLEISCHER: Terry, the President believes that the American people are very wise and that, given the right incentives, they will know how and they will make their own right determinations about how much they can conserve ...
07 June 2010
02 June 2010
27 May 2010
The consensus solution to the contraction of credit markets has been to introduce governmental regulation of derivatives markets and to loan tremendous sums of money to banks (money which, of course, the federal government has borrowed from foreign creditors). It is unclear whether we have gained any cultural or moral wisdom. “A human economy cannot prescribe the terms of its own success,” Wendell Berry writes. “If we see the human economy as the only economy, we will see its errors as political failures, and we will continue to talk about ‘recovery.’” Indeed, the entire purpose of the federal government’s drastic intervention—what is meant by the term ‘recovery’—seems to be the stabilization of financial institutions so that we can resume borrowing and lending in a way that generates artificial wealth without being bounded by the limits that constrain real wealth. Constraint, of course, is a virtue well understood by farmers and entirely foreign to bankers.
28 April 2010
21 April 2010
19 April 2010
If you're reading this, you in all likelihood have heard already that Heather and I got engaged this past week. We're really thrilled about this change, about moving forward with wedding planning, and about our life together!
- Whatever we get, we want it to be either recycled or conflict-free.
- We don't feel too compelled to get an engagement ring with a gemstone in it.
- Do we even want to mess with engagement rings? (Yes.)
- Why? (To be a visible sign of our engagement.)
- Then let's both wear something!
09 April 2010
08 April 2010
2001: Duke2002: Maryland2003: Syracuse2004: Connecticut2005: UNC2006: Florida2007: Florida2008: Kansas2009: UNC2010: Duke
06 April 2010
30 March 2010
- Newbigin, The Household of God: Lectures on the Nature of the Church
- Clapp, Families at the Crossroads
- Johnson, The Fear of Beggars
- Maddox, Responsible Grace
- Wilson-Hartgrove, The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture
- Huertz and Pohl, Friendship at the Margins: Discovering Mutuality in Service and Mission
- Houston, Leading by Example: Peter's Way for the Church Today
- Owens, The Shape of Participation: A Theology of Church Practices
24 March 2010
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