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March 2008 Archives

Steve Waldman, Evangelist

posted by David Kuo

Writing about, reviewing, and discussing a book written by a friend who is also your boss is a no-win proposition. If you are too kind to the book you will be accused of being a suck up. If you are […]

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Land v. Dreher on Wright… who is right?

posted by David Kuo

I just finished reading two pieces on Obama and Wright. One was by Richard Land, the other by Rod Dreher. The pieces were on different topics – Land’s more general, about the speech and about race, Dreher’s more specific, about […]

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The Messiah Government

posted by David Kuo

John McCain is under attack from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in a rare moment of Democratic unity. In an economic speech on Tuesday, McCain (Ariz.) said he supports government assistance for Americans facing home foreclosure because of the turmoil […]

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Justice for Sudan

posted by David Kuo

From Mark Helprin in The New York Times, a way to end the genocide in the Sudan… yesterday: DESPITE almost 1.5 million bombing sorties flown against Germany during the Second World War, the United States and Britain failed for lack […]

The world’s best pizza place?

posted by David Kuo

Rumor – and Bon Appetite magazine – have it that DiFara Pizza at 1424 Avenue J in Brooklyn, NY may have the world’s best pizza… …anyone had it?

What does Jesus look like? part 2

posted by David Kuo

Carlos’ wife, Heather, writes of seeing Matt and Jefferson for the first time from a different perspective: We get seated, the music starts and the girls and I begin to grove. Then it happens, I see them. A couple cuddling […]

What does Jesus look like?

posted by David Kuo

What does Jesus look like? He looks like this: My only question is which one is he? The reality is that Jesus is both. Jesus is the poor and the broken and lonely and the lost. Jesus is the lover […]

The Speech, pt. 3

posted by David Kuo

Charles Murray has written a longer piece about the Obama speech. It is definitely worth reading: I understand how naïve it is to read a presidential candidate’s speech as if it were anything except political positioning, but that leads me […]

Thank you Eliot Ware

posted by David Kuo

Anna Grace has been sponsored by Eliot Ware. Thank you Eliot. I am so excited, so thrilled, so happy. I had been checking all day long to see if anyone had sponsored her and when I saw that Eliot had […]

Anne Rice on her faith

posted by David Kuo

Anne Rice has posted an extraordinary essay on her faith. Click here for the full text. Here are some key excerpts: Look: I believe in Him. It’s that simple and that complex. I believe in Jesus Christ, the Second Person […]

Happy Easter

posted by David Kuo

Welcome to the most wonderful day of the year. Happy Easter. Get rowdy, get merry, pop the champagne and party and party and party. This is Easter. This is the day the universe changed. Easter. Think about it. Dead. Now […]

Can you help her?

posted by David Kuo

There are more than 270 Compassion International kids in Uganda waiting for someone to sponsor them. Anna Grace is one of them. Can any of you guys sponsor her? UPDATE Sunday evening – Anna Grace has been sponsored! Thank you […]

A good Friday?

posted by David Kuo

I’m writing my Good Friday post on Saturday. Considering that we haven’t yet sent out our Christmas cards I’m way ahead of schedule. The post begins on Wednesday. My phone buzzes while I am in a business meeting. It is […]

posted by David Kuo

Rod Dreher has written something beautiful about Holy Week and Jeremiah Wright… please read: I bring all this up because I am bothered by the idea that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright passes off his hatred of oppressors as somehow Christian, […]

Where should we look next?

posted by David Kuo

These are scary days. A minister says something, some things, that are reprehensible, awful. Because he is the minister to a presidential candidate the things are elevated, scrutinized, analyzed. Does the candidate share the minister’s views? Is the candidate just […]

Huckabee on Obama and Wright

posted by David Kuo

If you haven’t seen this, watch Mike Huckabee talk about Sen. Obama’s speech and Rev. Wright’s remarks:Particularly important is this paragraph: …And one other thing I think we’ve got to remember: As easy as it is for those of us […]

The speech, part 2

posted by David Kuo

I’ve watched the speech again in its entirety and I am more blown away by it than I was the first time around. There are few political speeches in the last 50 years that are its equal and fewer still […]

Charles Murray on Obama speech

posted by David Kuo

Noted conservative thinker and author Charles Murray writes this about Obama’s speech: I read the various posts here on “The Corner,” mostly pretty ho-hum or critical about Obama’s speech. Then I figured I’d better read the text (I tried to […]

My race problem

posted by David Kuo

I joke a lot about my race. My father is Chinese. My mother is American. I like to say that I had a unique upbringing – that I was raised on tofu and grits. Or, since I am a blood […]

Wallis on race

posted by David Kuo

Jim Wallis is all over this: There is a deep well of both frustration and anger in the African American community in the U.S. And those feelings are borne of the concrete experience of real oppression, discrimination, and blocked opportunities […]

Uganda, Happy Day

posted by David Kuo

The day before I flew to Uganda I ended up at Holy Trinity Brompton in London where I heard this song, Happy Day, by their worship leader Tim Hughes. It stuck in my head throughout the trip. The words and […]

Douthat on Sex

posted by David Kuo

Ross Douthat is a scary smart human… read his post on sexual morality.

Yertle returns

posted by David Kuo

Looking around at all the stunningly bad economic news, I bring back for your reading pleasure a post I wrote March 14, 2007… my fears about our Yertle economy…

Dreher: I’m whistling past the graveyard

posted by David Kuo

From Rod Dreher in response to my suggestion that Obama doesn’t need a big speech addressing Jeremiah Wright: Whether it’s fair to Obama or not, I think that’s whistling past the graveyard. David Broder was correct this morning when he […]

Obama and his church… the Biblical response?

posted by David Kuo

One of the biggest problems in modern American Christianity is the “church-hopping” phenomenon. People stay in churches for a certain period of time, get bored, find someplace new and repeat. I am a perfect example of this problem. I’ve been […]

Obama’s Wright response – Ready on day one

posted by David Kuo

All of a sudden the blogs are silent. Those blogs that have been humming and screaming all day long about the terrible, horrible, awful, no good, very bad things that Rev. Jeremiah Wright has said are quiet. Why? Sen. Obama […]

Rev. Wright

posted by David Kuo

Rev. Jeremiah Wright is just another political rorschach test. My very conservative white evangelical friends – friends who smile and say, “golly” when someone like the late Jerry Falwell said gays and abortionists and people who had them were responsible […]

Solutions, day one

posted by David Kuo

Watch this:Meet them:Go here and get addicted to being a micro banker for the world’s working poor.

How does God allow evil?

posted by David Kuo

Ahhh, the age old question – why would a powerful, loving God allow bad things to happen to good people? Or, more simply – why does God allow suffering? The ancients and the moderns have written eloquently on these issues. […]

Obama smacks down Veep insanity

posted by David Kuo

Well this is something worth writing about. Today in Mississippi (I do love spelling that state), Sen. Obama smacked down Hillary Clinton’s utter arrogance at suggesting he be vice president on her ticket. “Now first of all with all due […]

Another’s words

posted by David Kuo

I am having such trouble writing these days… commenting on politics feels about as worthwhile as commenting on the nearest pre-school playground fight, commenting on God seems WAY above my spiritual level… so I am glad to be able to […]

Anne Rice’s Road to Cana

posted by David Kuo

I did the following review for NPR’s All Things Considered today. I’m excited about it because it is one of the best things I’ve written in a long time. I’m more excited because it almost (almost) does justice to Ms. […]

Enhancing the Clinton legacy by dropping out now

posted by David Kuo

Much ink (actual and virtual) has been spilled this campaign season about how the Clinton legacy is impacted by Hillary’s run. A win obviously does wonders for it – the first husband and wife ever to be elected. The first […]

Tonight’s winner? John McCain

posted by David Kuo

As I write Ohio and Texas are too close to call for the Democrats. Commentators in ever media medium are saying the same thing in different words – wow, we don’t have a clue. But to the American people, to […]

The confessing church

posted by David Kuo

What if America’s ministers and parachurch leaders got together and published an article confessing their failures as spiritual leaders – their misplaced priorities, their idolatry of politics? Well, it has been done before. I found this at Pure Church today: […]

New old U2 song about Bono in Ethiopia during the famine

posted by David Kuo

Late last year U2 quietly (for them) released a previously unfinished song from their Joshua Tree about the trip Bono and Ali took to Ethiopia during the famine in the mid-1980s. Stunning.

from the serious to the ridiculous and laughing all the way

posted by David Kuo

Thanks to my two older mun-chickens (that’s ‘muchkins’ as heard by some Ugandan children) for helping me put my head on straight…

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