Saturday, November 29, 2008

We Shopped Till He Dropped

Did we know it would only be a matter of time? Were we aware that possible escalation had no real check? Did the legion of reality TV shows, sporting events, and corporate ladders instill in us an instinct for conquering? There can be only one! This weekend CNN announced the 'hero of the year'. There could be no community of heroes, no spirit and discipline of heroism. There could be only the 1 million dollar hero. But yesterday the weight of this culture crushed Jdimytai Damour. The 5am sales blitz at Wal-Mart corralled desperate shoppers for over 24hrs until the first crack in the dam opened at which time they flooded through the gates and poured over and killed the temp employee Damour who was brought in for the holiday season.

Lord have mercy. Lord have justice.
Yesterday was also Buy Nothing Day. I am standing on the sidelines.


Friday, November 28, 2008

Whos Who?

Who is Brueggemann and who is Hauerwas? Is it just me or do I think all old people look alike?


"I Am an Arena of Contestation"

Just sort of stumbled across this. I only watched the first five minutes but I thought it was great Brueggemann (especially the part around 5:00 where he starts banging his head calling himself 'shit') . . . wonder if he got invited back to the 'emergent' events?
(Oh geez I didn't notice him drop the 'n' bomb either!)


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Serious Business

A Christian life is not child's play.
- Hans Schlaffer 1528 (Early Anabaptist)