urge for Lent started for me several weeks ago. I was out on a cross-country
ski with a friend when a small herd of elk ran in front of our path, kicking up
a cloud of snow. They were so close that we could see their breath as they
passed. When they reached the crest of a small hill, they turned collectively
toward us and paused for a moment before running on.
Those of us who enjoy poetry had good reason to be cheered
by a two-column
article on poet Richard Wilbur in a recent issue of the Wall Street Journal. Author Richard B.
Woodward did well by him as he and we celebrated Wilbur's 90th
A blogger at the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America points out that some lines of Paul-Gordon Chandler's article on events in Egypt are unusually close to lines in a February 19 article in the New York Times—and charges that Chandler lifted them from the Times.
Paul tells us to
"resolve" never to put a hindrance to the gospel before another person—and resolve
is what it takes. By initiating a conversation about hell, Rob Bell is putting his reputation on the line.