Entering the Stream of Inexhaustible Life at inward/outward

 Gordon Cosby,  from a sermon in 1986, via inward/outward: Give yourself to whatever is the special area of your own creativity. And if people do not understand, then simply know that it is their problem and not yours. Know that you must do it, else you will be angry. Who knows what anger lurks within,  at an unknown level of Continue Reading


 Hat tip to Matt who found this one: Google TiSP (BETA) is a fully functional, end-to-end system that provides in-home wireless access by connecting your commode-based TiSP wireless router to one of thousands of TiSP Access Nodes via fiber-optic cable strung through your local municipal sewage lines My comment to Matt:  “Maybe they can call this “TC-PP”?  Or “TC-when I Continue Reading

BaylorTV.com || Pruit Memorial Symposium: Dr. Stanley Hauerwas

  Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, The Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University, delivered the keynote address, Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana: Schooling the Heart in the Heart of Texas, on Thursday, October 30 on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center. Now Online  â€¢ RealPlayer (streaming, 300kbps) â€¢ RealPlayer (streaming, 56kbps) Source: BaylorTV.com || Pruit Memorial Symposium: Dr. Stanley Hauerwas

reviewjournal.com — News – Obama won’t attend Carson City forum

This doesn’t look so good,  and sadly just fits the impression I’ve been getting from elsewhere.  I have a friend who heard about a  visit with Obama about support for a certain non-partisan issue,  who came away disappointed, with the impression that  Obama cared more about “becoming president” than he did for the “things than can/should be done”.  This story lends a great Continue Reading

Back from KC

 I just got back (actually,  about 4 hours ago) from KC (Kansas City MO) where Stanley Hauerwas,  George Lindbeck,  and David Burrell were the “featured reflectors” (my word,  not the conference’s)  on the question “Is the Reformation Over?”  I met for the first time FTF,  Eric Lee,  whose been an online blog really good friend.  It was a fun 43 Continue Reading

White House: We will send more troops in Iraq – CNN.com

 Cheney says we: cannot run a war by committee Basically.  the “checks and balances”  here be damned ….We  ….er….HE…is the decider.  “They have absolutely nothing to offer in its place,” Cheney said of Democratic leaders. “I have yet to hear a coherent policy from the Democratic side.” So this is reason enough to continue with the most glaringly incoherent policy? Continue Reading

30 Years of the Door on DVD

This was my first issue that began a long subscription that was to last about 15 years. I recently ordered from The Door Store this DVD containing pdfs of the first 30 years.  I was a little disappointed to discover the difficulty of searching (since there is no overall search).  Maybe I can find a directory search that searches the Continue Reading

odyssey: Closing On Christmas

IN a search on a topic “Christmas in America”,  my initial search returned several of the typical “war on Christmas” type articles.  When I add “Hauerwas” to the search (to mitigate against such results),  I found this post (which doesn’t include Hauerwas, but the page on which Google found my search terms included another article downstream that quoted Hauerwas,  so Continue Reading

admirers rather than followers

This blog I found during a search I describe in my previous posts has Hauerwas retelling a Clarence Jordan story that I had heard not too long ago.  Here’s how it goes: Clarence Jordan was the founder of the Koinonia Farm near Americus, Georgia. It was set up to be an interracial community before anyone knew what civil rights were all about. Jordan Continue Reading

David Kuo: President Bush, please call your faith-based office

  Wednesday, November 08, 2006 President Bush, please call your faith-based office From President Bush’s press conference today:“And so I’m not exactly sure what you’re talking about, but I can tell you that I believe the faith-based and community-based–the faith- and community-based initiative–is a vital part of helping solve intractable problems here in America.” Ummm, Mr. President? It is called Continue Reading

David Kuo and Tempting Faith

I really enjoyed David Kuo’s book, Tempting Faith.  I was able to see that the “accusations” that he was really a “closet liberal” are absolutely BS,  because Kuo is thoroughly conservative evangelical  (some might say,  EXCEPT for his ability to NOTICE the things he has revealed about the Bush administration putting politics first and actually loathing the Christian leadership whom Continue Reading

The Disillusionment of a Young White House Evangelical – New York Times

 Good article reviewing Kuo’s Tempting Faith (which I just got late last week and have barely started).  politics is easy; God is hard.” Politics, by setting up very tangible enemies to be defeated, “gives the illusion of a solution,” he said, while God demands personal transformation What I have seen so far is accurately articulated by PETER STEINFELS,  the author Continue Reading