Last night I watched The Fog of War, in which Robert McNamera reconsiders his participation in LBJ’s escalation of the Vietnam War by the addition of ground troops to the campaign of air bombing approved by JFK. Of course, there’s a lot more to the film than that, but that’s the crux: What would have happened if JFK hadn’t been assassinated. According to McNamara, Kennedy would have seen that Vietnam was an unwinnable ground war and would have pulled out with only a small fraction of the final total of American casualties: 58,196.
Here’s the Fog of War trailer (by the way, the music, by Philip Glass, is astounding):
Speaking of unwinnable, Keith DeRose has pointed me to a public television documentary that he describes as “one of the most important links I’ve ever found.” The title is Torturing Democracy. The entire film is online, and here’s the trailer:
My Blog Has Moved Dear Readers,
After a year with Beliefnet, I've decided to move to my own domain for my blogging. It's been a fine year -- some things worked, other things didn't. But in the end, I'll be a better blogger on my own. My thanks to the Bnet editorial staff; they've been very supportive.
Social Media for Pastors Following up on Christianity21, we at JoPa Productions are developing a series of boot camps for pastors who want to learn about and utilize social media tools like blogging, Twitter, and Facebook. These are one-day, hands-on learning experiences, currently offered in the Twin Cities and soon
Ending Christian Euphemisms: "Fundamentalist" I've taken some heat in the comment section for using yesterday's post on "unbiblical" and a "higher view of scripture" as a thin foil for my own disregard of biblical standards. To the contrary, I was pointing to the use of the word unbiblical as a stand-in for a particularly thin hermeneutic. Ther
Why You Should Get GENERATE Last week at Christianity21, GENERATE Magazine debuted. With the tag line, "an artifact of the emergence conversation," it fit perfectly at the gathering. When I actually got around to reading it last weekend, I was truly surprised at how good it is.There have been several efforts to begin a paper j