08 June 2011

Should Christians 'proudly hail' an Imperial Symbol?

Here's an interesting blog post with accompanying links. Some of you will be aware of the controversy surrounding Goshen College in Indiana and the National Anthem.

As Mennonites they have eschewed playing it at their public events, but about a year ago they caved and started playing 'The Star Spangled Banner'... though many protested it.

Recently they reversed their policy again. It's interesting that there are still Mennonites who care deeply about this issue. They're hardly America-haters, but they seem to grasp the salient issue even though for many it is one clouded by emotional attachments. As the blogger points out the comments at the respective links are revealing. Apparently we are surrounded by many intellectual and spiritual cousins to Sarah Palin.

07 June 2011

A Benefit for the Acholi of Uganda

And a general exhortation regarding Africa past and present.

For those who might be somewhere near Ohio on 12 June, there’s a worthwhile event taking place.

I tried to include some of the pictures but I'm afraid the Google Blogger programme didn't want to cooperate. I'm sure there's a way, but I'm not enough of a computer guy to know how to do it.

This is a benefit to aid some folks in Uganda. Africa is a pretty confusing place for most people, in fact so daunting that most people don't even try to understand it. We should.