Monday, December 29, 2008
But cycles of violence are never going to be broken if homemade rockets that rarely injure get met with anhilation and significant deaths of women and children. It's hard not to avoid the cliche of driving the disillusioned into the arms of terrorism.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Liked this Christmas message in the EDP from the Anglican bishop of Norwich.
God places his confidence in very ordinary and unlikely people. He lets them get things wrong. He encourages them to take risks. All this is to bring hope to those who are anxious, depressed, and uncertain what the future will bring. The Christmas story is a sign of God's confidence in people like you and me, a confidence that comes from love. God's confidence in us is the best reason for wishing you a very happy Christmas.
Couldn't do better than that.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
I was doing some searching today to find out when that would come out and discovered that if you have a uk intel chip it automatically converts it from your pc settings.
Suffice to say, it's been downloaded and looks great. Much improvement on v2.x which itself was pretty handy :-)
You can download from here.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
The activist response - to spread the what they had seen.
The contemplative response - to treasure and ponder.
But a response all the same.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
I know I've used this passage before but I liked the image. Got me thinking about digital communication and what would be a contemporary equivalent. Would the angels have set up a group on facebook, arranged a flashmob or would there have been a huge increase in traffic on twitter?!
But then I guess the point is the angels went to the shepherds. Equivalents for us wouldn't be people with access to technology, probably on the edge of society. Funny then how middle class faith has become....