J Walking
November 2006 Archives

Dear Dr. Dobson and Mr. Colson, I note with some interest that you have continued to comment on my proposal for a temporary fast from politics. Unfortunately, your comments have fantastically misrepresented my position. Chuck, here is what you wrote …Read More

Day after tomorrow Rick Warren will be holding a massive two-day conference on the global AIDS crisis at Saddleback Church in Orange County, California. It is an extraordinary event that will include addresses by Bono and Bill and Melinda Gates, …Read More

A cover story from today’s Washington Post couldn’t put it more clearly:::The Iraq Study Group began two days of intensive behind-closed-doors deliberations yesterday as the White House conceded that Iraq has moved into a dangerous new phase of warfare requiring …Read More

Two new songs on U2’s latest compilation of singles. One is called Smile. It is haunting and heavenly, but the lyrics are confusing. Any thoughts? Gravity, is not pulling meI won’t be a picture with no signDecaying, I’m prayingYou are …Read More

More of Rev. Hunter’s thinking: —Original Message—–From: Northland, A Church Distributed []Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 4:04 PMTo:Subject: Thanksgiving Update From Pastor Joel C. Hunter Dear Family: Well, it is Thanksgiving Eve…and I was going to write to you today …Read More

The Associated Press reports that Rev. Joel Hunter, tapped to lead a revitalized Christian Coalition earlier this year, has resigned because the organization would not allow him to expand the organization’s agenda beyond abortion and gay marriage: Hunter, who was …Read More

In the debut of a new HBO series called “Off the Record” which is, of course, not off the record, Dave Stewart (formerly of the Eurythmics) interviewed Bono and The Edge about… well… being Bono and The Edge. In the …Read More

From today’s New York Times about the big shopping day after Thanksgiving: Perhaps it should be renamed Black-and-Blue Friday. For decades, the day after Thanksgiving has been called simply Black Friday, because it is the unofficial start of the holiday …Read More

…is being beat all day long at board games by your 11- and 9-year-old daughters. The priceless moment came over a game of Monopoly: “Oh Dad, here’s an extra $100 because you are losing so badly.” Fun. Delightful. Humbling. Oh …Read More

Among the least discussed of life’s milestones is this one – the first time your children look at you and say (explicitly or implicitly), “busted.” It just happened. My two oldest (11 & 9) daughters and I were playing Jenga …Read More