J Walking
July 2007 Archives

This isn’t really the day of anonymous friends saying things. With this one I am just helping someone save face. I get an instant message, “a prayer request” Next line: “trading deadline is today, you know the sox are close […]

A follow-up from the friend who posted last week about Huckabee. He read the discussions here and elsewhere and wanted to respond. The second and third paragraphs are the most significant because my friend’s attitudes are those of lots of […]

I’m not sure the last time Republicans were directing people to the NY Times op/ed page. But count today as one of those days. There is a remarkable piece by two formerly fierce critics of the Iraq War – Kenneth […]

I woke up with this in my head… I love this song.On a mostly unrelated note – Apple used it in a promotional video…

I went to church yesterday even though I haven’t ever been on a Saturday before. It was a short service – 20 minutes or so. There was no singing and no sermon. And the service was held at noon outside […]

Three weeks ago I stood in line and got my iPhone at 6:15pm. It was a joyous time. Laughing, clapping, slapping of hands. My friend who was with me – and deeply skeptical of the iPhone – gasped when he […]

In today’s Philly Inquirer, noted UPenn professor, sociologist, author, and former Bush faith-based head, John DiIulio writes a tenderly devastating piece about Bush’s “compassion contradiction” that still offers Bush a chance to do the right thing. DiIulio notes that it […]

Andrew Sullivan finds the most fanciful things…here, well, think 1,000 incarcerated Filipino Michael Jackson dancers…

An article about a beautiful couple whose lives have been turned over by chronic disease. Though the situations are different, the story reminds me of the story behind the hymn, “His Eye is on the Sparrow”. Of that song the […]

The Church of England has published a guide for using Harry Potter as a springboard for talking about Jesus and the big issues that kids face. Brilliant. Recognizing the books as works of fiction that draw on important spiritual and […]