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Still More Diognetus...

As my reading turns toward others among the Apostolic Fathers, let me present one final post from the Epistle to Diognetus, regarding the distinctiveness of Christianity and of Christians living in the world:

Christians are not distinguished from the rest of humanity by country, language, or custom.  For nowhere do they . . .

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April 22, 2008

More Thoughts on the Olympics...

While preparation for the Olympics continues around the world amid both protest and celebration, I've been thinking more and more about the issue of human rights abuses in China and an appropriate response from the United States. A three-day Olympics media summit began yesterday in Chicago, and I must confess, the responses of our . . .

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April 15, 2008

Presidential musings...

In case anyone else is less than excited by our Presidential options this fall, allow me to make the following suggestion to the American populace:

Any objections???  No, seriously???

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April 11, 2008

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"Young at Heart"

Driving to work this morning, listening to NPR's "Morning Edition" as is my routine, I heard a great story about a music group I'd really like to see sometime. The group is called Young at Heart, and this is part of their story:

When the Young@ Heart began in 1982 the members all lived in an elderly housing . . .

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April 10, 2008

China, the Olympics, and Prison

In case anyone out there missed it, the Summer Olympics will be held in Beijing, China this year.  You may have seen or heard some of the murmurings about protests, etc. as the olympic torch makes its way around the world--protests mainly centered around Tibet.  What has flown under the radar, at least in my sheltered little world, . . .

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April 09, 2008

More Diognetus...

I am now re-reading the Epistle to Diognetus for the fifth or sixth time and picking up something I previously missed each time I pick it up again.  Last time, I quoted extensively and wrote some thoughts on Diognetus' discussion of Christ as the gracious self-revelation of God to humanity.  Similarly, we read later in the . . .

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April 09, 2008

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