Some news sites tell us in brief things to know for the day. Let’s borrow the idea for the gospel.

  1. News headlines change, God doesn’t.
  2. Governments hide their dirty laundry; God is holy and reveals his holiness.
  3. The most popular names for 2012 were Jacob and Sophia; God’s name has always been “I AM.”
  4. Men are protesting that women are now praying at Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall; God hears prayer from anywhere. Continue reading

This is pure hubris from a west-coast collector who thinks California is the center of the world.

That dismissal has set collectors grumbling. Theo Holstein, a California collector and renovator of such machines, said he thinks the Gypsy is wasted in Virginia City and should be placed in a private collection for proper care. He said he is trying to gather investors to make a $3 million bid that would top Copperfield’s offer.

“They don’t have any idea what they have. It’s like they have the world’s best diamond and they just pulled it out of their mineshaft,” Holstein said. “It’s good that it’s there and it survived, but now it really needs to be part of the world.” via Rare find discovered amid town’s Old West kitsch – Yahoo! News.

Such language as this is not atypical of people on the east and west coast when they refer to “flyover” territory.

… for over thirty years [Jeremiah Wright] led a church that serves the community by doing God’s work here on Earth — by housing the homeless, ministering to the needy, providing day care services and scholarships and prison ministries, and reaching out to those suffering from HIV/AIDS.

Thus saith Obama. There have been many criticisms made of Wright’s church, Obama’s association and now his speech distancing/defending. But I have a missiological criticism to make. Continue reading

docastreet.jpgAssassino de Ângela Diniz pede desculpas em livro

“Quero fazer alguma coisa para que minha vida tenha valido a pena”.

Which being translated is,

“I want to do something so that my life will have been worth it.”

This from a man, 72, who murdered his famous girlfriend in 1976, and now pledges to donate the proceeds from book, based on his prison diary from 1977-87 and tell-all details, to a charity. Continue reading