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Typing on the iPhone

posted by David Kuo

ok, this is actually really cool. I have had it for a few hours but haven’t had much time to fiddle -now i am fiddling and it is better than I thought it would be. To call it a phone […]

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10 Things Churches Could Learn from Apple

posted by David Kuo

Ok, so we are here in line waiting outside an Apple store in a mall. It occurs to me that my piece on Apple as a religion may actually be true. Apple employees are bringing people bottles of water. They […]

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In line waiting…and looking at despair

posted by David Kuo

…the line grows and grows but I’m in pretty good shape…I am, however, looking at the very definition of despair. There is a young man staffing a “Mobile Solution” kiosk displaying lots of different cell phones…that aren’t iphones. He keeps […]

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Regarding Comments – Important

posted by David Kuo

I need to make something VERY clear here. I DO NOT endorse what anyone writes in the comments section. Everyone should think of that section as a separate discussion room where people gather to talk. It is, mostly, an unmoderated […]

Darrell Bock takes on Ann Coulter

posted by David Kuo

Yesterday I have an email forwarded to me from someone who says they want to take up my “challenge” about Christians and Ann Coulter. The “someone” is Darrell Bock. For those who might now know him: Darrell Bock is Research […]

My irrational exuberance…

posted by David Kuo

…has blown through the damn…I’m running off to a store to stand in line for an iphone. I can’t help myself. Maybe it will be like an AA meeting, “Hello, my name is David and I am an Apple addict.” […]

Christians and Ann Coulter, Part 2

posted by David Kuo

Several readers point out that Ms. Coulter’s words about Sen. Edwards were taken out of context. She did not say that she was actively wishing he would be killed but that, to avoid problems in the future, she should say […]

“Bring the rain”

posted by David Kuo

This morning I went with my friend to the doctor. It was not a happy visit. I don’t know how many happy visits ALS patients get. About that enough said. I keep thinking about the Grahams, about Billy who is […]

“It is God, it isn’t your uncle”

posted by David Kuo

This morning Kim and I were talking about the utter mystery of, well, everything – especially the bad and troubling things. Finally, in a summation that draws on her sensible Kansas roots, her voracious intellect, her snazzy Stanford education, and […]

Ann Coulter and the Christians

posted by David Kuo

I am waiting for conservative Christian activists to denounce Ann Coulter. I’m waiting and waiting and waiting and I’m waiting. This does not seem like a tough one, after all, Coulter has now publicly said of presidential candidation John Edwards […]

Faith-based stupor(pidity)

posted by David Kuo

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that a lawsuit aimed at the president’s faith-based effort couldn’t go forward because, well, taxpayers can’t sure over specific executive branch expenditures. Writing for the majority, Justice Alito argued the federal budget is so big, […]

And they aren’t even Aslan

posted by David Kuo

Great story of the man who loves lions and hyenas and, well, nothing of bears. I’m not sure that he is right that he can trust them with his life more than people but I am sure that his passion […]

Brian Lam of Gizmodo: I Have Faith in Apple

posted by David Kuo

Brian Lam is the editor-in-chief of Gizmodo, a blog by experienced journalists and talented young writers with one thing in common: An unnatural love for gadgets and tech. It’s also one of the world’s largest blogs, with over 37 million […]

Appleism is a New Religion…

posted by David Kuo

Welcome to Appleism – the religion that is Apple. For decades we have heard of the “Cult of Apple” and the “Mac Cult” – the relatively small group of slavishly devoted technology fanatics obsessed with Apple and its pontiff, Steve […]

Tough days and technical difficulties

posted by David Kuo

Sorry for the lack of posting. Part of it is due to technical difficulties on my end – for some reason a big entry got lost – and part of it is due to some hard days. I wrote about […]

Why conservative Christians get ticked at the media…

posted by David Kuo

Flipping through the WashPost over the weekend I read their article on Ruth Bell Graham. Halfway through I stumbled through these two paragraphs: Being a pastor’s wife, particularly an evangelical Christian pastor’s wife, is one of the hardest jobs there […]

The Republican goal is heartlessness?

posted by David Kuo

Here is a quote for you: “It would be refreshing to be accused of being heartless and frugal, rather than getting in a bidding war on spending with the Democrats like we have lately,” says Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, […]

A different Dolly

posted by David Kuo

A friend pointed me to this:

Republican presidential money woes

posted by David Kuo

Political wizard Marc Ambinder is out with his updated predictions for who is raising what when it comes to presidential politics. Go there to see it all but what strikes me is this – if you add up the lower […]

White House emails gone? Stop the presses!

posted by David Kuo

The House Oversight Committee released a report saying that e-mail records are missing for 51 of the 88 White House officials who had electronic message accounts with the Republican National Committee. And: The Bush administration may have committed “extensive” violations […]

The next Graham?

posted by David Kuo

Billy Graham was preached in front of 210 million people. It is impossible to wrap our heads around that. How many stadiums is that? He was the master of that medium. Who will be the master of the multimedia Internet […]

Want proof of God? Try this

posted by David Kuo

Ruth Graham was buried in a simple casket made by a now-deceased murderer from a Louisiana prison. Try that one on for size. Shortly before he died, convicted murderer Richard Liggett was asked to make two of the simple plywood […]

The limits of YouTube

posted by David Kuo

Fascinating little thing. One can find virtually anything on YouTube, right? Here, for instance, making ice cream with liquid nitrogen:Nearly 30,000 people have watched that one. When I enter “mac ads” there are 2,920 different offerings. But you know what […]

Living Where Billy Has Only Dreamed of Going

posted by David Kuo

“End of construction…thank you for your patience.” That was Ruth Graham’s proposed epitaph. At least it was at the end of her memoirs. Perhaps it has changed now. We will soon find out because her earthly end has been reached. […]

(Not St.) Aidan

posted by David Kuo

His name is Aidan David Kuo. I fell in love with the story of a 7th Century Irish saint named Aidan of Lindesfarne before we knew whether Livvy was a boy or a girl. It was said of Aidan: …he […]

That which dare not be spoken…

posted by David Kuo

Tony Blair’s speech on “Public Life” yesterday is being called the “feral beast” speech because of a specific use of the term to the media’s pack mentality in the vicious 24-hour news cycle. That is not the heart and soul […]

Conscience Conservatism?

posted by David Kuo

[Disclaimer – there are the fuzzy thoughts of a father with a four-day-old child.] Compassionate conservatism is dead. It died from neglect – Bush’s crust-less Wonder bread domestic agenda (to put it nicely) – and deception – Bush’s claims that […]

Paris, God, Jail (again)

posted by David Kuo

A reporter emailed asking my opinion on some conversation Paris Hilton had with Barbara Walters. Being in the midst of baby bliss, I don’t really know much about it other than that it was about God. I’m reprinting a post […]

A Son

posted by David Kuo

This morning my wife Kim gave birth to a 9 lb., 5 oz. boy. He is 21 1/2 inches long and at the first gulp of air took the opportunity to scream at the top of his lungs – it […]

Paris, Barack, and that “Quiet Riot”

posted by David Kuo

Releasing Paris Hilton early matters. It matters precisely because it is another example of what Sen. Obama talked about earlier this week in Virginia when he warned of a “quiet riot” in black communities that could erupt much like Los […]

Welcome to the new look…and feature…blog

posted by David Kuo

We’ve just completed a long transition to a new, more powerful, blog tool that will allow me to do a lot of very cool things. Once I figure out how to do them. Many thanks to Jenn who has overseen […]

Happy Thompson

posted by J-Walking

Fred Thompson’s stock is rising in Florida too – or so it appears. He’s tripled his support there. Good for him. Again, this isn’t about him. This is about a GOP field so weak, so without evident soul, that Fred […]

NPR commentary

posted by J-Walking

A commentary I did today on Democrats, Republicans, and Jesus can be found here.

Giselle – There are no virgins here…

posted by J-Walking

Yesterday ubermodel Giselle Bundchen spoke out against the Catholic church’s condom ban during Rio’s Fashion Week. That isn’t terribly surprising. I’m with her and we both may be with an increasing number of people inside the Vatican who are questioning […]

Apple-izing the world

posted by J-Walking

Earlier today someone tosses me a little bottle of water. It is orb-shaped, a bit weird. I don’t look at it. Driving home from the meeting I take a look. It is from water-maker Poland Spring. It is called the […]

Rudy and the lightning

posted by J-Walking

Lightning interrupts Giuliani: What to say? Well, Giuliani’s joke that this was scary to him as a kid who went to parochial school was evident. He talked more about religion in the following minute than at any other point in […]

Christian Porn?

posted by J-Walking

A staggering item this morning: In a poll of 1,000 respondents, 50 percent of Christian men and 20 percent of Christian women were found to be addicted to pornography. Conducted by ChristaNet.com, a popular Christian marketplace website, the poll asked […]

The Dems and Faith – Three Mistakes and Three Ways to Win

posted by J-Walking

Listening to the three Democratic evangelists, er, presidential candidates at Monday night’s Sojourners’ Faith, Values, and Poverty Conference, I couldn’t help noticing some serious mistakes they are making in trying to sound like “Godly” political leaders. They need to repent […]

Great new blog

posted by J-Walking

Marc Ambinder has launched a new “reported blog” on politics. It is worth the daily read. Take, for instance, his take on Fred Thompson and his penchant for campaigning from, um, comfortable surroundings.

“How comfortable naiveté can be”

posted by J-Walking

From a dear friend who took his first trip out of the country… I recently returned from a missions trip to Guatemala. I went with a group from my church to do a construction project for El Verbo church, a […]

Foreshadowing 11/4/08

posted by J-Walking

June 2008’s conventional storyline: the religious right is dead, the religious left is growing, the Republicans are cratering, the Democrats will win the White House. It is possible that all four of those things are true. But take a look […]

The Faith Forum – Roundup

posted by J-Walking

Snapshots from the forum that might not have been seen on TV: – Spontaneous and sustained applause for Elizabeth Edwards when she walked into the auditorium. She was mobbed by people all around her – mobbed not for autographs but […]

The Faith Forum – wondering about poverty

posted by J-Walking

Midway through – Jim Wallis has tried to interject discussions of poverty into the forum and, to some degree, has succeeded. But this is less a forum about faith and poverty and more a forum about faith and divisive social […]

The Faith Forum – a first thought

posted by J-Walking

Evangelical Christians get regularly fired up by all the perceived ways the media and Hollywood make fun of them or misrepresent them. Frequently the slights are imagined or are trumped up by Christian leaders to raise more money. Sometimes, however, […]

Clinton, Edwards, Obama – Faith and the poor

posted by J-Walking

http://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gif I’ll be providing blog updates during and after the event.

The abortion industry

posted by J-Walking

From today’s WP, a rift within the pro-life movement: “Over the past seven years, the partial-birth abortion ban as a fundraising technique has brought in over a quarter of a billion dollars” for major antiabortion groups, “but the ban has […]

The fruit of the spirit

posted by J-Walking

Just watch: What a beautiful man and what a beautiful life. Paul’s words in Galatians come to mind:“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no […]

Dreher on Noonan on Bush

posted by J-Walking

Rod Dreher posts today on Peggy Noonan’s lambasting of President Bush: …it seems to me that we conservatives need to avoid falling into a historical revisionism that allows us to portray ourselves as passive victims of a feckless president. Not […]

I didn’t know it was possible

posted by J-Walking

So, I broke a toilet seat. We’ll spare too many details other than the disclaimer that there were no injuries but I guess I just sat too hard on our toilet seat and there was a fairly loud breaking sound […]

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