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“Please pray for the Red Sox”

posted by David Kuo

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 […]

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Huckabee, Christians, and why Romney is hosed

posted by David Kuo

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 […]

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Iraq – we’re winning!?

posted by David Kuo

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 […]

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Stomp

posted by David Kuo

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

Baskin Robbins church

posted by David Kuo

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 […]

iPhone is saving my soul

posted by David Kuo

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 […]

Bush’s “compassion contradiction”

posted by David Kuo

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 […]

Thriller – jail style

posted by David Kuo

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

Caring sparrows

posted by David Kuo

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 […]

Potter – the anti-Dobson approach

posted by David Kuo

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 […]

Beautiful, broken Lindsay

posted by David Kuo

I am haunted by the beauty of Lindsay Lohan’s booking photo. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a booking photo that is truly art – though, I suppose, each one is art in its own way. Hers is art. It […]

Dobson, Potter, Christians

posted by David Kuo

Last week, a Washington Post article speculated that the next great Potter-type book might just be an explicitly Christian-themed book. In the article, the reporter incorrectly stated that Focus on the Family head James Dobson embraced the Potter books. Yesterday, […]

Newt…Yowza…

posted by David Kuo

Kuodos to Newt who just unloaded on politicians but more significantly on the political process as it now stands. To wit: Gingrich mocked Republican presidential candidates for subjecting themselves to a May debate hosted by Chris Matthews of MSNBC’s “Hardball.” […]

Giuliani – the anti-Bush

posted by David Kuo

Was talking to a friend over the weekend about Giuliani. My friend is a very serious Christian by anyone’s measure. He is also politically conservative and likes Giuliani. Why? Giuliani: – cleaned up NY from the window washers and graffiti […]

Grace for Barry?

posted by David Kuo

Barry Bonds is two home runs away from Hank Aaron’s home run record. He is reviled by many baseball purists convinced by evidence that ranges from the physical – Bonds physique and head have changed quite a bit during his […]

Anonymously hearting Huckabee

posted by David Kuo

This from a conservative Christian friend who works in Washington but can’t yet let his presidential preferences be known. He makes a good case: If you are like me, you are pretty dissatisfied with the current so-called “frontrunners” in the […]

Republican denial

posted by David Kuo

2008 is approaching and things aren’t looking better for Republicans. The man that many had hoped would be the next Reagan, – not based on performance, vision, or ideology but on the fact that he is also an actor – […]

Adam, Eve, Harry, us

posted by David Kuo

Harry Potter’s publisher is suing a book distributor and an online bookstore, there are “spoilers” aplenty available on the Internet telling who died and how they died and when they died and the media is atwitter. People want to know […]

American v. Christian

posted by David Kuo

It isn’t easy being both an American and a Christian sometimes…maybe most of the time. At least that is my experience. This is particularly true when it comes to matters like protecting America. Case in point word that we have […]

Bush and Jesus and freedom

posted by David Kuo

Yesterday, NYT columnist David Brooks wrote about the two-hour session he had with President Bush last Friday on Iraq. He didn’t find the president beleaguered but rather “assertive and good-humored” and “unshakably committed to stabilizing Iraq.” Where does the confidence […]

I need an airsickness bag

posted by David Kuo

A new ad from Mitt Romney is airing in Iowa:The key phrases are these: “I’d like to keep pornography from coming up on their computers.”I’d like to keep drugs off the streets.”I’d like to see less violence and sex on […]

Fun book

posted by David Kuo

A publisher sent me a fun book today, The Original Dr. Steve’s Almanac of Christian Trivia: A Miscellany of Oddities, Instructional Anecdotes, Little-Known Facts and Occasional Frivolity Fully Incomplete, Unalphabetical, With No Consideration Given to Chronology. Forthwith random snippets: – […]

Walking

posted by David Kuo

A friend created this. No words, just watch: Click To Play Maybe it is because of my three young daughters and my increasing awareness of their too rapid growth; maybe it is because this so clearly a glimpse of how […]

Sexy stats – everyone is right

posted by David Kuo

Interesting new data out on teen birth rates and teen sexual activity: Birth rate decline was particularly steep among Black, non-Hispanic and Asian or Pacific Islander adolescents, ages 15-17, according to the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, […]

Grief

posted by David Kuo

My friend is getting sicker. Little by little his hands and his arms and his body is deteriorating. It is the stuff that we take for granted that becomes so precious – the ability to pick up a phone, to […]

On earth as it is…

posted by David Kuo

The natural gas leaks our son has been experiencing have improved dramatically. Not coincidentally, I am sure, the east coast of the United States has been cooler this week. Perhaps it is because she no longer fears being in his […]

The president who cried wolf

posted by David Kuo

Growing up my father told me the stories that he was told as a boy growing up in China in the 1920s. I don’t remember all the details but I do remember that the stories lacked in subtlety. They scared […]

Why John Edwards bugs us.

posted by David Kuo

John Edwards is a rich hypocrite. He is vain. He spends too much money on his hair, his house and everything else. He isn’t believable. He shouldn’t be talking about the poor – he is just using them. These are […]

The Edwards poverty tour

posted by David Kuo

John Edwards is taking a break from fundraisers and a break from campaigning in primary states. Instead, for three days next week he will be going on a poverty tour: Edwards’ “Road to One America” tour will take him through […]

Pope Document Day +1

posted by David Kuo

A day after the hubbub. A few thoughts: We live in a day and age where Christians of every kind need to understand that their theological statements are more than theology, they are evangelism. To a world conditioned to think […]

Spoiled by John Paul

posted by David Kuo

I have a friend who is pretty much a fundamentalist. She wraps it in intellectual garb but he is a fundamentalist and he knows it. She pretty much believes that the earth is only about 6000 years old. A couple […]

A challenge

posted by David Kuo

Ok, this will require an honor code. While thinking this morning about Christians and politics this jumped to mind. As one who tries to follow Jesus and one who talks about the importance of the spiritual first and the political […]

Christus Victor

posted by David Kuo

A wonderful discovery – Gregory Boyd, his book The Myth of a Christian Nation, his church, and his blog and his ministry website. Though we haven’t ever met, we share the same concern – that Jesus is more important than […]

My little global warming problem.

posted by David Kuo

My month-old son farts…a lot. I’m not talking an occasional discreet toot. I’m talking 12-hours-after-eating-a-bowl-full-of-hot-chili-and-beans fart; farting so loud and powerful it will wake him up from a deep sleep. If sleep apnia describes people who have trouble sleeping because […]

Who was Richard Owen?

posted by David Kuo

I got this note from a friend: I visited Indiana University in Bloomington last week and saw an unusual bust of an Union Colonel that was commissioned by Confederate soldiers who were interned at Camp Morton near Indianapolis…. I was […]

My friend the cat killer…

posted by David Kuo

I got this in an email from a dear friend and it struck me as being one of the funnier things I’ve read in a very long time – funny in description and tone if not in subject matter: I […]

Bishops, Dems, and Iraq

posted by David Kuo

Fascinating article – basically a bunch of Catholic Members of Congress are appealing to the Catholic Bishops to get more involved in standing against the Iraq War. The lawmakers, all Democrats, wrote to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops asking […]

I hope

posted by David Kuo

Jesus, many have said, didn’t come to usher in a new set of rules or a new set of morals. He came, John says in his Gospel, to “bring life and bring it in full.” So much of the world […]

Let’s save our throats

posted by David Kuo

I read the comments and sometimes I smile, sometimes I am deeply moved, sometimes I cringe, and sometimes I am befuddled. Perhaps we should call a momentary truce – perhaps just till the end of July? Let’s try and engage […]

“thank an L-word”

posted by David Kuo

While I am increasingly against “conservative” and “liberal” as terms because I think that they are increasingly meaningless, I was particularly struck by this post from PatientWitness. I don’t agree with every item and I don’t think it is fair […]

Derek Fisher for President

posted by David Kuo

The Founders never intended us to have the professional political class we now have – heck, they didn’t intend for a two-party political system but that is another matter. So, after reading a wee bit more about my new favorite […]

In search of a leader

posted by David Kuo

…how discouraging and depressing is virtually everything political these days? I say “virtually” instead of “totally” out of a wee bit of optimism. I look at Bush and Pelosi and Cheney and Reid and at virtually everyone else and I […]

My son’s blue eyes

posted by David Kuo

My son has blue eyes. This isn’t necessarily a big deal – lots and lots of babies are born with blue eyes only to have them change later. His eyes may well stay blue – my mom’s eyes are blue, […]

Ignoring LIbby for now…

posted by David Kuo

…and focusing on this – a man who gives up millions to be with his family in a time of crisis. It is easy to look at someone like this and think that isn’t a big deal – he’s made […]

Darrell Bock on Christians and Ann Coulter, Pt. 2

posted by David Kuo

Following up on his piece last week on Ann Coulter, Darrell Bock writes: It is called truth in advertising. It means that when one reports about events that the remarks be accurate. Few places are more important that this be […]

Born Again John Lennon?

posted by David Kuo

A friend passed on this interesting article on John Lennon and Jesus. Lennon, it seems, met Jesus: A television addict for many years (it was his way of looking at the world since he could no longer walk around anonymously), […]

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