In the fun world of politics: Alan Keyes who is running to be Illinois' next senator labels Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of vice president Dick Cheney, and all other gay folks as selfish hedonists. And it is Bush, not God in Christ, who has given us the peace which passes all understanding. The rhetoric which lends to the conflation of God and Bush has been one of the more troubling aspects of the GOP efforts this year.
And even though this is over a year old it's still stunning. It's a list of the 50 most infuential Christians in this country. Isn't odd that there are no theologians on the list? The list has almost no mainline or Roman Catholic representation either. Almost no one who is left of center, besides Jimmy Carter, can be found on the list. While the bias here is evident I suspect many Americans would more likely recognize folks on this list then anything I or other mainliners might propose.
I'm participating in a wedding this weekend so this site won't be updated for a number of days. But I found this passage in the Reconstruction Jewish prayerbook which I thought I'd post:
Weave real connections, create real nodes, build real houses. Live a life you can live; make love that is loving. Keep tangling and interweaving and taking more in, a thicket and bramble wilderness to the outside but to us interconnected with rabbit runs and burrows and lairs.