Chicago’s Fall Weather
I will be at Ashland Theological Seminary Monday and Tuesday giving four lectures on “The Battle for the Gospel.”
Talking about pictures, wow, have you seen this one?
What kind of twitterer are you? (HT: TT)
Why aren’t 20somethings in church? Take a look at Amanda Munroe’s essay “Labels.”
A new blog worth perusing: Journeys of a Restless Pilgrim.
A potent piece of rhetoric, in a review by Joseph Loconte, but in need of some theology and Bible: “The central lesson of Faber’s chronicle, the truth neglected today by many liberals and conservatives alike, is especially pertinent: that a political regime can become irretrievably wicked, and that accommodating such a regime only feeds its rapacious and murderous ambitions. “Our enemies are small worms,” Hitler told his generals in the summer of 1939. “I saw them at Munich.”
1. Rape in Congo, and Lynne Hybels is working on the problem.
2. Bono: “These new steps — and those 36 words — remind the world that America is not just a country but an idea, a great idea about opportunity for all and responsibility to your fellow man.” And… “Americans are like singers — we just a little bit, kind of like to be loved. The British want to be admired; the Russians, feared; the French, envied. (The Irish, we just want to be listened to.) But the idea of America, from the very start, was supposed to be contagious enough to sweep up and enthrall the world.”
3. Forgiveness as a national policy … As We Forgive review with Frederica. (The book was exceptional.)
4. What’s coming in technology.
5. Patrik Jonsson: “
6. Have you seen the Fall colors in New England?
7. The war on terrorism, the Taliban, and opium trade … we need more reports like this.
8. Discovery of an ancient amphitheater near Ostia antica.
Everybody say a prayer for the baseball team to the left …
The Minnesota Vikings are winning too many games too soon too easily. It concerns me. The Bears are not scoring when they are in the Red Zone. That concerns me. But baseball remains so much superior of a sport.
Faye Vincent, former Commish on the umpire problem: “To attract the kind of young people any business would want, Major League Baseball should establish a thoroughly professional training system for umpires — and ensure that every official it hires is up to the job.”