"I'm what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man. And I've failed much more than I've succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, "Where are we going?" And it starts to get better." - Calvin Trager
Thursday, December 07, 2006 Some quick, excellent reads, views and to-dos
*ECM alum and new priest the Rev. Amber Stancliffe Evans blogs about the MDGs, eschatological imagination and a conversation with a friend on IrreverentEpiphanies. *In case you missed it, 60 Minutes on Sunday aired the amazing story of Immaculee llibagiza, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide who is now a tireless worker for reconciliation in that country and genocide prevention around the world. You can read the text of the story and see the video online here. *Go to www.savedarfur.org and sign the online petition. Yes, I know, online petitions are one of the weakest forms of political expression, but it does only take about 15 seconds. *Read this moving story about the return of Christ --- to the NBA (but the Hawks?). *And after taking that elbow to the sternum from Salim Stoudamire in practice, our Lord and Savior can always patch up with a Jesus adhesive bandage (courtesy of the good folks at "Jesus of the Week"). Now, what could the "free toy inside" be??? *This article in the Guardianthat reports (suprise!) that 1% of the world owns 40% of the world's wealth. *Finally, you could bop by my brother Ian's blog -- A Good World -- he's always got an eclectic collection of thought-provoking or just plain bizarre stuff to read. Then leave him a nice comment -- he turns 40 today!
| Mike at 12/07/2006 09:11:00 PM
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"Christ's example is being
demeaned by the church if they ignore the new leprosy,
which is AIDS. The church is the sleeping giant here.
If it wakes up to what's really going on in the rest
of the world, it has a real role to play. If it doesn't,
it will be irrelevant."