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Taking the lead

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, is taking the lead in the proper way.  Recently he led his people in a prayer of repentance.  This is the entire text of the prayer.  (Sorry for the formatting difficulties.)

“Father God in heaven, today we stand here as Ugandans, to thank you for Uganda. We are proud that we are Ugandans and Africans. We thank you for all your goodness to us.
I stand here today to close the evil past and especially in the last 50 years of our national leadership history and at the threshold of a new dispensation in the life of this nation. I stand here on my own behalf and on behalf of my predecessors to repent. We ask for your forgiveness. (more…)

Maybe they do

“When the street children shouted too loud, certain priggish disciples did begin to rebuke the in the name of good taste.  He said:  ‘If these were silent the very stones would cry out.’  With these words He called up all the wealth of artistic creation that has been founded on this creed.  With those words He founded Gothic architecture.  For in a town like this, which seems to have grown Gothic as a wood grows leaves, anywhere and anyhow, any odd brick or molding may be carved off into a shouting face.  The front of vast buildings is thronged with open mouths, angels praising God, or devils defying Him.  Rock itself is racked and twisted, until it seems to scream.  The miracle is accomplished; the very stones cry out.” – G. K. Chesterton

New high school curriculum

I’ve recently finished a website for homeschool students that takes them through a government and economics class (one semester each). This would usually be intended for their senior year in high school. The most important part is that these subjects are taught from a Christian perspective. It utilizes free online resources and requires the students to write three essays and complete a project for each class. The best part about it: it’s free. Anyone can use it. I’d be glad for you to check it out and recommend it to any parent who is homeschooling a child in high school.  It’s easy to remember:  www.thechristianscholar.com

 

It’s Here!

After a good bit of work and preparation, our new church website is here.  We are grateful to Rick Singleton and his web design company, Singleton Technology, for their work in building it.  We thank the Lord for blessing us with great friends.

A Critic of the State

One of my favorite authors is C.S. Lewis.  His faithful witness to the joy of Christ, his defense of Christianity, and his excellent display of truth in fiction  (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Space Trilogy, and Pilgrim’s Regress) have shaped my thinking is more ways than I can count.

When I first encountered him several years ago, I appreciated his apparent lack of trust in the state, but it was inconsequential at the time.  Recently, though, I encountered this essay (thanks to The American Conservative) in which David J. Theroux accumulates Lewis’ thoughts on the state.  You should read it for yourself, but in the meantime, let’s just say that Lewis is not a typical British liberal.