So pity poor Father A., who is temporarily unable to offer his tart commentary on all the subjects that interest him (including, nota bene, the apparently imminent rebirth of Captain America. That was fast -- it took something like fifty years to bring back Bucky).
But here are some of the things that have caught our attention this week:
- Item: Henry Louis Gates arrested for entering his own home.
- Item: The McCormick Seminary admin building, which we mentioned a while back, is very attractive. Some architect earned his money. Too bad they spent a more on it than they are likely to sell it for.
- Item: Here's where we went to church last Sunday. Not (by a long shot) the prettiest building we have ever seen, nor the best liturgy, nor the warmest crowd. But all of the above were done well enough, and one thing was done marvelously: child-friendlinesss. This did not mean condescension -- no "children's church" or smarmy Sunday School presentations. Just a lot of kids, doing the things kids do, and nobody letting it bother them. (And a small note mention in the bulletin of a staffed nursery, which nobody felt the need to use).
- Item: These people offer security consulting for churches sending out foreign missionaries. Good to know they exist, innit?
- Item: Swine flu will kill us all. After it makes us change our communion practices.