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Evangelicals, say no to poli-pastors

posted by David Kuo

Evangelicals are being seduced back into the GOP not by a politician, but by a pastor. Spiritually speaking, they should resist. At the moment President Bush ascended to reelection in 2004, Christian conservatives had attained political power almost unequaled in […]

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Best political songs?

posted by David Kuo

What are the best political songs?My wife’s favorite is Famine by Sinead O’Connor.U2’s Bad is another strong entry. Then there is this:What think you?

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The Great Debaters

posted by David Kuo

See The Great Debaters. While acknowledging I have very simple tastes in film and am easily amused, I also submit that it is a beautiful and moving film. I recall hearing a critic once say that the most popular flims […]

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Hello again

posted by David Kuo

I’ve been enjoying some time away from computers and email. Sometimes it is good just to shut the stuff down. But with 2007 closing and 2008 dawning, I’m excited to be back.

Peppermint Stick Prime Minister

posted by David Kuo

In the early summer of 1989, on a humid night, as China erupted on the other side of the world, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, I sat with several hundred other people, eating peppermint stick ice cream, listening […]

Roxanne

posted by David Kuo

Our friend Roxanne now lives in Uganda working among the poor and hurting. No one saw it coming. She had a safe job at a prestigious Washington association. She had friends and went to a nice, safe church. But then […]

“Huckabeatles”?

posted by David Kuo

Ahhhh, YouTube:Sorry, but they don’t hold a candle to the original YouTube pair:…or this more recent duo:

“Santas or Scrooges”?

posted by David Kuo

When it comes to charitable giving are we more like: or: Well, apparently a bit of both: The truth is that Americans are generous when it comes to private aid, domestic or overseas. But the U.S. government is comparatively stingy […]

Magi, Pt. 2

posted by David Kuo

From Aquaman: The Magi left Bethlehem and return home by another route, blissfully unaware of the Slaughter of Innocents their well-intentioned actions had unleashed. Today, we bask in the glow of our Christmas celebrations, and we are too often unaware […]

Disappointed Magi?

posted by David Kuo

Were the Magi the first disappointed Christmas gift givers? At the end of the day, after they had left their very expensive gifts, when they were heading home, do you suppose one of them turned and said, “You know, after […]

And then there was Christmas

posted by David Kuo

I’m looking at the headlines from tomorrow’s papers – they are the same as any other day… a combination of politics and international affairs and economics. CNN and Fox and MSNBC are running similar stories – the Iowa countdown is […]

Oh holy night, pt. 2

posted by David Kuo

My friend Martha Williamson, who was executive producer of Touched by an Angel, has started a video blog (it is actually much more than that) here on Beliefnet. She tells an extraordinary story about a night she sang “Oh Holy […]

Oh holy night…

posted by David Kuo

Beautiful…

Random Friday question

posted by David Kuo

From the Seattle Post intelligencer: “In the 50 years since the first African countries won independence, the world has spent $568 billion on Africa. Yet Africans are poorer now than a quarter century ago.” Why?

A man at peace

posted by David Kuo

One of my dearest friends left DC some months ago. He is a great man in a world where good men are rare. I know of few people who leave DC with greater faith than they came here with. He […]

New cancer war?

posted by David Kuo

Important and fascinating story in today’s New York Times about a new theory in cancer treatment – a theory about to be tested in humans: Within the next few months, researchers at three medical centers expect to start the first […]

Will the web kill porn?

posted by David Kuo

The LA Times reports that established porn companies are suing the porn versions of YouTube because they are seriously infringing on their business. …in the last year or so, the rapid increase in consumption of all manner of videos on […]

No iThongs

posted by David Kuo

It is a sign of the times. A huge Victoria’s Secret store in Manhattan will be leveled and a new Apple store will take its place. The location at 1981 Broadway on the northwest corner of West 67th Street currently […]

Romney the merciless, pt. 2

posted by David Kuo

Romney is proud of having pardoned no one during his tenure as governor. Not even this man: Decorated Iraq war veteran Anthony Circosta seemed like an ideal candidate for a pardon from then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for his boyhood conviction […]

“Loves me for my Willie”

posted by David Kuo

It is what it is:

“…the opposite of my life…”

posted by David Kuo

Scott Harrison was a nightclub promoter in New York – successful, attractive, intelligent, and by his own account amazing self-absorbed. He sold $350 bottles of vodka and dated women who bought $5,000 handbags. Then, one day on a beach in […]

Romney’s lack of mercy

posted by David Kuo

Gov. Mitt Romney is on the attack. This isn’t surprising for a candidate at serious risk of political implosion by a force of nature named Mike Huckabee. One of Romney’s attacks is on Hucakbee’s granting of clemency for some prisoners. […]

Courageous Ms. Spears (the younger)

posted by David Kuo

Britney Spears’ sister is pregnant. She’s 16. Britney Spears’ 16-year-old sister, who stars as a schoolgirl in Nickelodeon’s popular TV show “Zoey 101,” is pregnant. The cable channel confirmed a report in the forthcoming edition of celebrity gossip magazine OK! […]

Grateful for every day…

posted by David Kuo

A few months ago, Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett was paralyzed from the neck down in a freak football incident. The doctors were gloomy about his prognosis. Medicine and quick thinking and a bit of faith changed their prognosis. […]

Obama’s RFK test

posted by David Kuo

Whether Sen. Obama wins Iowa may well determine whether he becomes President Obama. Few candidates in recent memory – any candidate in recent memory? – have excited younger Americans more than Barack Obama. He is, in many ways, Robert Kennedy’s […]

And now Caspian

posted by David Kuo

The new trailer for the next Chronicles of Narnia film:I still think Aslan looks far too 2D but perhaps that is because Lewis paints him in 4D.

Rachel Weisz and poverty

posted by David Kuo

I stumbled across an interesting article on noted actressRachel Weisz. Of note: Once she won the part [in The Constant Gardner] , she was off to Nairobi, Kenya, and its Kibera slum, the largest slum in sub-Saharan Africa, with more […]

New Life

posted by David Kuo

Here is the sermon Senior Pastor Brady Boyd preached yesterday in response to the shootings at New Life Church last week. I couldn’t find a direct link but it is prominently featured in the upper left hand corner. It is […]

Before the next Big Mac

posted by David Kuo

My friend Greg just sent this to me… it is a video about how we treat the animals we eat. It won’t make you feel good.

Big, breaking news

posted by David Kuo

Huge news. Here’s a story bigger than the impact Huckabee/Romney have had in the past month. It is the story of someone living out their faith. It is the story of “the Eggman”: Thanksgiving nearly two decades ago. He looked […]

PIazza’s revenge?

posted by David Kuo

It may be wishful thinking but maybe the Mitchell Report was Mike Piazza’s revenge. The big news of the report is that Roger Clemens – widely regarded as one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history – was a regular […]

Anonymously Hearting Huckabee… returns

posted by David Kuo

Back in July, a well-placed conservative Christian friend sent me a post about how Huckabee was really the man. Well, my friend clearly has some political sense. He’s back: Until just a couple months ago, the only thing most people […]

The apology

posted by David Kuo

After yesterday’s debate: Immediately after the debate, in which he wasn’t questioned about the remark, Huckabee apologized to Romney. The timing of the apology suggested that he might have done so in the debate, had it come up. “I said, […]

Remembering 1988

posted by David Kuo

Here’s a little bit of recent history – a January 1988 Time article about Pat Robertson (and Jesse Jackson), their runs for president and church/state matters. Let’s remember that Robertson ended up finishing second in Iowa – beating the sitting […]

A message from Jesus about Christmas?

posted by David Kuo

I saw this comment from Jesus (perhaps through Liz) and had to pass it on: Dear Children, It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. Maybe […]

Romney’s sad state

posted by David Kuo

I actually like Mitt Romney very much. I admire his record. He is an impressive man. But his appearance this morning on the Today show was pathetic. He tried to play vicitm of religious discrimination: “But I think attacking someone’s […]

A religious “war”?

posted by David Kuo

Scary times. The newest salvo in the burgeoning religious “war” in our country comes from an AP article about a story that will appear Sunday in The New York Times. In the article, Huckabee apparently asks: …”Don’t Mormons believe that […]

De-Christmasing America – so?

posted by David Kuo

Some people are pretty ticked that there is less “Christmas” in Christmas – at least publicly. It used to be that retailers would call the famous holiday plant for what it was – a “Christmas tree.” But current trends in […]

Can he?

posted by David Kuo

Can Huckabee win? Can a guy with no money and skeletal organization and the pooled power of the not only the rest of the Republican field actually win? The answer isn’t no and that is a big deal. Earlier today […]

Can he?

posted by David Kuo

Can Huckabee win? Can a guy with no money and skeletal organization and the pooled power of the not only the rest of the Republican field actually win? The answer isn’t no and that is a big deal. Earlier today […]

Fast

posted by David Kuo

Every so often I just have to turn it all off. Turn off the computer, turn away from newspapers and magazines, turn off the radio and switch off anything that resembles news on the television. If I don’t, I begin […]

Ridiculous Christmas

posted by David Kuo

We are beginning our ridiculous Christmas weekend. For the first time we’re actually doing Christmas in our own home. We typically fly or drive to our childhood homes and have wonderful times of celebration. Because we do that, however, we […]

Romney’s results…

posted by David Kuo

The degree to which he succeeded or failed won’t be found in blogs, columns, polls, or talk shows. It will be seen in church pulpits in the coming weeks. If pastors across the nation feel the need to do sermons […]

Unplugged on Romney

posted by David Kuo

Wow, got this from a very influential evangelical friend: I don’t think most evangelicals are afraid that a President Romney will impose his esoteric Mormon morality on the rest of us. We’re not really worried he’ll try to ban caffeine […]

Romney’s one paragraph gaffe, our big problem, a suggestion

posted by David Kuo

I went into the speech thinking that if it were a purely political speech he’d probably done his job but if it were a spiritual speech he’d be hosed. As with all things political, it wasn’t quite either one. It […]

Today

posted by David Kuo

I’ll be doing live commentary on the Romney speech on MSNBC starting a 10am (EST) and will be on CNN again in the 1:30 hour.

Feisty daughter, proud Papa

posted by David Kuo

I’m not sure I should be as pleased by this as I am. But I am. One of my daughters is learning pre-algebra. She’s 12 and loquacious and isn’t a big fan of her math teacher. Yesterday, the teacher was […]

Huckabee politician and pastor

posted by David Kuo

I like Mike Huckabee the politician. He’s affable, funny, positive, and has a broad definition of what it means to be a conservative. He thinks, for instance, it is sound policy to ensure that poor children are insured. He would […]

What Gov. Romney must address

posted by David Kuo

When Gov. Romney gives his speech tomorrow, there are certain things that he must say. And there are certain things that he cannot say. The problem is that he cannot do both. The reason? Mormonism is not Catholicism. When JFK […]

Faith week

posted by David Kuo

I caught a few minutes of a chat on a major news network tonight between four of their reporters. It offered evangelical Christians with plenty of grist for their belief the mainstream media is either out to get them or […]

The New Oral Roberts University?

posted by David Kuo

This from a current ORU employee who wishes to remain anonymous: As an alumni and current employee of ORU, I have come to learn that the culture on campus is unlike any other I have experienced. It isn’t a surprise […]

Do people really want God?, pt. 2

posted by David Kuo

Maybe Jesus answered yesterday’s question a long time ago when he told the story of Lazarus and the rich man. Note his last line. “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in […]

Do people really want God?

posted by David Kuo

Do people really want God? I mean do we, today, in our enormously rich country surrounded by standard amenities like hundreds of television channels, this Internet, shopping, food, cars, celebrities really want God? I’m not talking about god – about […]

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