January 13, 2009

Various Prayer RequestsA reader writes:My sister Erin Manning, author of the blog: And Sometimes Tea and occasional sit-in for Rod Dreher, was taken to the hospital Saturday night with odd back and leg pain and extremely high blood pressure. They kept her all day yesterday and are (hopefully!) releasing her today, (Monday, January 12th). She’s on medication, but no one seems to know what happened or why, so there’s still work to be done. Her whole extended family has been… Read more

January 13, 2009

Various Prayer RequestsA reader writes:My sister Erin Manning, author of the blog: And Sometimes Tea and occasional sit-in for Rod Dreher, was taken to the hospital Saturday night with odd back and leg pain and extremely high blood pressure. They kept her all day yesterday and are (hopefully!) releasing her today, (Monday, January 12th). She’s on medication, but no one seems to know what happened or why, so there’s still work to be done. Her whole extended family has been… Read more

January 13, 2009

Hmmmm….Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel said Monday that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had been forced to abstain from a United Nations resolution on Gaza that she helped draft, after Mr. Olmert placed a phone call to President Bush. “I said, ‘Get me President Bush on the phone,’ ” Mr. Olmert said in a speech in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, according to The Associated Press. “They said he was in the middle of giving a speech in… Read more

January 13, 2009

Hmmmm….Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel said Monday that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had been forced to abstain from a United Nations resolution on Gaza that she helped draft, after Mr. Olmert placed a phone call to President Bush. “I said, ‘Get me President Bush on the phone,’ ” Mr. Olmert said in a speech in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, according to The Associated Press. “They said he was in the middle of giving a speech in… Read more

January 13, 2009

When the History of This Time is Finally WrittenOne of the lasting marks of shame will be that so very many Christians, including Catholics, were willing to prostitute themselves to Leviathan and cheer for torture and war crimes. Here, for instance is born-again Christian Fred Barnes telling us 10 Things Bush Got Right. #2: Torture (under the euphemism “enhanced interrogation” and playing all the usual definitional monkey puzzle trick to try to pretend that water-boarding is not torture while forgetting… Read more

January 13, 2009

When the History of This Time is Finally WrittenOne of the lasting marks of shame will be that so very many Christians, including Catholics, were willing to prostitute themselves to Leviathan and cheer for torture and war crimes. Here, for instance is born-again Christian Fred Barnes telling us 10 Things Bush Got Right. #2: Torture (under the euphemism “enhanced interrogation” and playing all the usual definitional monkey puzzle trick to try to pretend that water-boarding is not torture while forgetting… Read more

January 13, 2009

The Shea Event Likes YouDebate continues to rage over the two-source Q theory of the Gospel and Acts of Shea. Some believe I am me. Others suspect I am somebody else of the same name. Others wonder whether it matters who is “writing” at the “keyboard” when, as we all know, so-called “texts” just assemble themselves by a complex process of gestalt and condensation from community thought over time.Some scholars suspect the works of Shea are the product of a… Read more

January 13, 2009

The Shea Event Likes YouDebate continues to rage over the two-source Q theory of the Gospel and Acts of Shea. Some believe I am me. Others suspect I am somebody else of the same name. Others wonder whether it matters who is “writing” at the “keyboard” when, as we all know, so-called “texts” just assemble themselves by a complex process of gestalt and condensation from community thought over time.Some scholars suspect the works of Shea are the product of a… Read more

January 12, 2009

Leading British Jews Get It”We look upon the increasing loss of life on both sides of the Gaza conflict with horror,” reads the letter. “We have no doubt that rocket attacks into southern Israel, by Hamas and other militant Palestinian groups, are war crimes against Israel. No sovereign state should, or would, tolerate continued attacks and the deliberate targeting of civilians. Israel had a right to respond and we support the Israeli government’s decision to make stopping the rocket attacks… Read more

January 12, 2009

Leading British Jews Get It”We look upon the increasing loss of life on both sides of the Gaza conflict with horror,” reads the letter. “We have no doubt that rocket attacks into southern Israel, by Hamas and other militant Palestinian groups, are war crimes against Israel. No sovereign state should, or would, tolerate continued attacks and the deliberate targeting of civilians. Israel had a right to respond and we support the Israeli government’s decision to make stopping the rocket attacks… Read more

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