Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
The article is titled “Cheaper Than Therapy.”
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
- John Ensign is Tough on Crime. Seems the wronged husband was trying to blackmail him before he went public. The confession put an end to that. So you see what this was, right? A sting operation! Ensign had sex with the guy's wife as a means of defeating a criminal conspiracy.
- John Ensign Doesn't Have to Pay for It. Unlike that mama's boy David Vitter. And think about this -- Ensign is from Nevada, a state where prostitution is legal. And he still doesn't pay for it.
- John Ensign Likes Girls. Hah! Take that, Larry Craig, you moral degenerate.
Monday, June 15, 2009
[S]omething was missing. We’d become an organization competing for market-share with other program-driven churches, but that wasn’t accomplishing our mission—we weren’t creating empowered disciples.
We’d put all our energy into dispensing religious goods and services, and as a result we were not empowering our people to transform their community. If our church, with the sheer power of its numbers, was populated with empowered disciples, they would be feeding the hungry and building deep, meaningful relationships with their neighbors. In short, they would be involved with community transformation. We were neither salt nor light—we were mere consumers.
In the old days, we protected people’s anonymity; today we thrust them into community, living life together.
- First sad ending: April was born, survived a few hours, and then died.
- Second sad ending: It was all a lie.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
In early January, 2008, undercover narcotics officers entered a bar and looked around. Moments after they left, and acting on their word, a team swept in and made six arrests. We're not sure about four of those arrests, which -- for the moment -- we will assume were valid.
Friday, June 12, 2009
- That this system is deeply beloved of publishers, such as ICEL and GIA (or Augsburg and Concordia) who make a lot of money from it;
- That scholars in medicine and the natural sciences have begun to move away from a system of copyrights and fees, both because it keeps much of their research buried, and because they believe that lives may depend upon the rapid dissemination of that research;
- That the work of liturgical scholars and translators is no less vital to the life of the church;
- That so long as the current copyright regime continues, "People will continue to circulate compositions and books and publications in secret, fearing lawsuits and crackdown."
- A certain amount of copyright violation, answered by some legal action; and then
- A strong move toward public-domain resources.