Madeleine L’Engle, RIP

Madeleine L’Engle has died. I met her in 1998 when we had her speak at UCSB as part of the Veritas Forum. “Why does anybody tell a story?” Ms. L’Engle once asked, even though she knew the answer. “It does indeed have something to do with faith,” she said, “faith that the universe has meaning,…


On YouTube–MSA rep at UTSA interviews a female Muslim student about hijab; then, in an exchange with a Jewish student, suggests (!?!?) that 9-11 was the greatest accomplishment of Jews in America. Some of the comments written are equally horrendous.

Tonight: Kickoff for ACF Houston

Tonight will be the first ACF Vespers, a monthly service for college students and young adults. Adventist Christian Fellowship is the Seventh-day Adventist ministry for students at non-SDA colleges and universities. All are welcome–tonight’s topic is Surviving College. 7:30-9:00 p.m. Houston International Seventh-day Adventist Church, 13885 Beechnut Street, Houston, Tx 77083 (map). ACF Houston webpage.

The Never Ending War

Did you know the Korean War is still ongoing? A cease fire was declared, but a peace treaty was never signed. (The same thing is true of the first Gulf War). South Korea’s president brought this up with George Bush, and said much could be accomplished if the war was declared over, now that we’ve…

Evangelism as a Stumbling Block

How do you reach the “unchurched” or “postmoderns,” those skeptical of religion, or having had bad experiences, or who don’t find religious categories meaningful? Rod Dreher links to Amy Welborn who links to Dawn Eden to join in skewering “emerging church” practices and uplifting liturgical church approaches. If we are going to evangelize those people…

Deja Vu

Mother named as suspect in death of missing girl; traces of “blood” found in family car; media turning against her. I certainly hope Kate McCann is not going to be this decade’s Lindy Chamberlain.