1&1 Internet's Stand on SOPA

Recently received this from the web hosting service of this site, and am in hearty agreement: You may have heard about Protect-IP (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) currently under consideration in Congress. If passed, among other things, SOPA requires Web hosting companies like 1&1 to police websites in order to prevent them …

Obama's Love Lost

It's lonely at the top: Air Force One had just landed in Manchester, N.H., on a brisk Tuesday morning last month when President Obama made an admission to Valerie B. Jarrett, his close friend and senior adviser. “I just called Reggie,” Mr. Obama said. It was his first domestic trip without Reggie Love, the former …

…we should prioritize everything on the basis of who will cry at our funeral.

From Patrick Morley's Second Wind for the Second Half: No man can do everything he wishes.  Choices must be made...For our personal decision making we should conduct a little civilian triage: Who can't live without you, or you without them? Who would be nice to help if you don't have to neglect the first group? …

Anne Doyle Calls It Quits at RTÉ

It's been a long, illustrious career: RTÉ newsreader Anne Doyle has read her final broadcast tonight, exactly 33 years to the day since she first appeared on national television. She read an eight-minute main evening news bulletin at 8.50pm, shorter and earlier than usual because of the Christmas schedule. The broadcast ended with a special …

On Christmas in New Orleans, Latitudinarians and Evangelicals

This is the time of year when we think of, amongst other things, all the things we were doing and experiencing at this time of the year in days past.  For me, this Christmas is a milestone in one respect: forty years ago now, I was in New Orleans, along with my entire family, on …

Do We Have Nestorians Teaching in Our Seminaries?

Sure sounds like it: During the first centuries of the church the greatest theological controversy sought to answer the question, “How is Jesus of Nazareth God?” A full discussion of the Christological developments can fill a library with books. I want to briefly address only one issue – the significance of Theotokos, which says that …

Publix: Still the Event of the Season

Some things don't change in Palm Beach: Before sunrise Thursday, just a handful of customers were waiting outside the new Palm Beach Publix, scheduled to open at 7 a.m. By 6:50 a.m. the crowd had grown to about 50 people. That’s when store manager Nick Abiusi decided to let the throng in, handing them the …

Some More (unAmerican) Thoughts on Rwanda, AMiA and Chuck Murphy

A few days ago, as this story was breaking, I made some comments based on my experience with African oversight and church politics.   Since that time AMiA Bishop Chuck Murphy has made the break and there is all kinds of back and forth on this issue, I keep feeling compelled to say more, because this …

Of Bomb Threats, Stained Glass Windows, Truthers, Old Books and College Students

This is the time of year when many academic institutions wind down their semesters.  That's certainly the case with UTC where I teach.  It's time to reflect on a couple of things that have transpired during the calendar year which, in their own way, deflect a good deal of conventional wisdom about those who are …

AMiA Bishop Chuck Murphy's Moment of Truth

Seems another wearer of the purple shirt is getting an offer he can't refuse: The head of the Anglican Mission in America has been threatened with ecclesiastical discipline for contumacy.  Unless Bishop Chuck Murphy repents of his disobedience and apologizes for his offensive statements within seven days, the Rwanda House of Bishops will assume that …

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