I had the good fortune of watching President Obama’s speech live from Cairo this morning, and it was masterful. There is and will be no dearth of commentary and analysis over the next few days, so I’ll just say this: We elected this man because of his ability to make measured speeches in tense environments, to be able to built a team that has immense loyalty to one another; and to eloquently tell us, and the rest of the world, what the United States is really all about. In this lattermost category, he excelled today. He reached out to the world by maintaining the very ideals upon which our democracy was founded.
During the campaign, he promised to break from his predecessor and use diplomacy instead of force to make the world a safer and more peaceful place for Americans and, consequently, for all people. Today he delivered on that promise.
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