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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Last night, Oprah Winfrey ended a 25 year, 4,561 episode run of the Oprah Winfrey Show not in a massive stadium spectacle nor by giving away cars or even having Tom Cruise jumping on the sofa next to her. No, she zeroed in on what the world loves her for: she stood before her regular TV audience – estimated viewing of 48 million per week and probably 60 million watching her finale last … There’s more to read here.
Another epic television narrative arch has been completed in classic bildungsroman fashion with a boy who has finally grown up and (literally) taken flight. Almost a year to the day that LOST completed its saga and resolved all the mysteries of the universe it spun for six years with a call to love beyond the grave, the decade long saga of Smallville finally paid off its promise and waited to … There’s more to read here.
The fervor surrounding Harold Camping’s pronouncement that the world is coming to an end May 21, 2011 has caused quite a bit of media chatter both in mass media and social media. There is something about the rapture and apocalypse that people simply continue to be drawn to. Whether it is the Left Behind series or movies like Armageddon (guilty pleasure film btw – love movies about killer meteors) we … There’s more to read here.
In Deuteronomy 3, Moses is allowed to view the Promised Land but not allowed to cross the River Jordan, being told by God that his descendants will eventually enter the land:
This past week I have been fortunate to be with a group of good friends of pastors, elders, and professors through a program called the Re-Forming ministry project through the PCUSA. We have had some rich, at times challenging, and ultimately humbling and unifying discussions. Through breaking bread together, laughing together, at times weeping together, and worshiping God together, strangers have become friends and these friendships are changing the way we … There’s more to read here.
My denomination – the PC(USA) – includes more than two million people who worship in over 10,000 congregations throughout the United States. These are people who love God in a myriad of ways, … There’s more to read here.
Perhaps we can all agree to some level that technology is not an enemy pure and simple nor is social media. The ability to deliver clean water to villages, to gather voices into revolution, to predict disasters, to give voice to the voiceless and hope and healing to many is truly a gift from God. Yet the role technology plays in friendship today is both a blessing and a curse … There’s more to read here.
Mr. bin Laden and Forgiveness: WWE, The New York Times, and why killing becomes easier when humanity is stripped away
It is a strange thing to lose an enemy. After a decade of searching, Osama bin Laden has been found in Pakistan, killed and his body claimed by US forces as proof that one of the most notorious criminals in history is now, at last, gone. But notice that I say ‘gone’ and not ‘dead’ for people take much longer to pass from this earth than we realize. As we … There’s more to read here.
I am having one of those days when nothing seems to be going right – I am currently stuck in the Denver airport having missed my connecting flight due to long lines at the TSA security checkpoints asking me to tell them whether my toothpaste will be a danger to national security as I try to take off half my clothes in order to be scanned, prodded, poked and stared … There’s more to read here.
|© 2011 Jeff Keuss|