Me and my wife enjoyed a long August weekend last year. The trip was used to visit favorite cafés and restaurants, of which there are a few …
[D]emocratic governments are under pressure to adopt a new approach to policymaking—one which places greater emphasis on citizen involvement both upstream and downstream to decision-making. It requires governments to provide ample opportunity for information, consultation and participation by citizens in developing policy options prior to decision-making and to give reasons for their policy choices once a decision has been taken.
And a Christian who constantly complains, fails to be a good Christian: they become Mr. or Mrs. Whiner.
Feeding and Reading
Ever since I read about Google Reader shutting down this summer I’ve been looking for a replacement. A number of bloggers I read have recommended Feed Wrangler which is a simple and easy to use replacement that works on the desktop, iPad and iPhone. I tried it today.
- Imports my feeds from Google Reader
- Has apps for the major platforms I use
- Lack of keyboard shortcuts on the desktop - please implement j and k and s
- Lack of third party app support, I’d like to continue to use Reeder
I guess I’m sticking with Google Reader and Reeder until Feed Wrangler becomes better or something else emerges.
While diakonia begins as unconditional service to our “neighbor in need,” prophetic diakonia leads inevitably to social change that is restorative (e.g. healing) and/or progressive (e.g., reformative) and/or transformative (e.g., liberation). Diakonia understands what kind of social change is appropriate or required.
In a recent book on Jesus films called Reading the Gospels in the Dark, the American theologian Richard Walsh writes: [W]ith respect to …
Game of Friends.
Plus one bonus fact that might not be true.
Because it’s earth day.
Ásgeir Trausti is amazing.
Definitely the song of the month, for various reasons.
As religious leaders from across the G8 we recommend that our Heads of Government take the following actions when they meet in June. First, fulfil existing commitments to spend 0.7% of national income on aid. Secondly, launch a G8 Convention on Tax Transparency committing signatory countries to prevent individuals and companies from hiding wealth so that it’s untraceable. Thirdly, press for greater financial transparency from governments of developing countries so that the citizens of these countries can hold their governments to account for the money they spend.