The Steep Price of Grace, Sojourners Magazine/February 2006

The Steep Price of Grace, Sojourners Magazine/February 2006

Larry Rasmussen wrote this article at Sojourners in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Deiterich Bonhoeffer. (You may need to register to read the article. It's free) It may seem strange that I, rather than Wendy, should be posting this. I guess I was lucky enough to find the article first.

My take on the Cheney shooting incident

Anybody who's spent any time at all reading the posts here will know that I am no fan of the current administration. My default reaction on hearing any news related to Bush or Cheney is one of mistrust.

Having said that, however, I think that liberals do themselve a disservice by going after Cheney like attack dogs. In doing so, they appear to be no better than the republicans who went on the witch-hunt against Clinton when he was president, over the Lewinski incident. It was wrong then, and it's wrong now. Nobody, as far as I know, has said that this was anything but an accident. Gleefully jumping on the fact that Cheney didn't have some obscure $7.00 addendum to his hunting license is not helping anyone. Questioning the timeline of how things happened is more reasonable, but, in my opinion, the effectiveness of this has been blunted by these earlier attempts to find anything even vaguely off to pounce on.

OYB February 15

February 15th readings

Exodus 39:14 and Exodus 39:30

Sordid Lives cast

As Wendy mentioned on her blog, Kyle has announced the cast list for "Sordid Lives" at BLT. I think it's going to be a really good show.

A poem

In memory of a broken trust

It didn’t seem like much.
Just a small bit of plastic, really.
It took only a small effort to shatter it.
So satisfying to see the
pieces fly about the room

In the wake of the violence,
shards are all that remain
Large chunks, easy to recognize,
small bits, lurking in a corner
All sharp edged, all broken,
beyond repair

Happy Valentine's Day

To my incredible wife:

We can't be together this Valentine's day, but I want you to know that you're in my thoughts and my heart.

I chose this picture because it reminds me of the yellow roses from our wedding. Given the chance, I would do it all over again.

I'm confused

OK. So, apparently, there's a big controversy going on about the movie, "The End of the Spear" because the person who plays a leading role in it, Chad Allen, is gay, as well as being an activist for gay rights. Now, I haven't seen the movie (nor do I have any particular plans to see it) so take this all with a large grain of salt.

OYB for Jan 31st

(Very liberal points of view about to be expressed. You have been warned. ;) )

I must admit that I've always had a problem with a portion of today's reading. Specifically, Matthew 21:18-22.

I'm a modern liberal

I don't normally do these quizzes, but I figured I should do this one. I appear to have come out tied between "Modern Liberal" and "Emergent/Postmodern" which seems about right.

I knew I liked this guy ;)

Alan over at "A Different Perspective" has written a comment on the Intelligent Design debate.


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