November 18, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving

I wish all of you a happy Thanksgiving in advance, as we are traveling to see my California sisters and brother and their families, and one of Amy's four cousins. Traveling early in order to avoid Wednesday's traffic (though our experience last year going to Amarillo Texas had its own set of problems as well - namely a weather-related sleepover in Dallas).

I'd also like to explain a bit of the slow blogging: Rebecca is going through a growth spurt right now (she is 2-10/12 years old) which is really beautiful to watch, and I'm spending less time on the computer. She is talking much now, and doing more, including helping with the simpler things to do around the house, things like feeding the cats (yes, we've adopted two kittens since General Cat died in August), helping me put recycling things in sorted sacks, and she's potty-training. So all that, and the discipline I have of not staying on the computer late at night (personal discipline of mine is waking early and having the computer on late doesn't support that), and that I can't even access most of the blogs on my blogroll from work (not that anyone should be spending excessive time reading blogs at work of course), make it so that I have real limited time to read other's blogs, and not much time left over to write. So, the bottom line is that blogging is temporarily very limited, and will likely be so through Christmas, though I am going to keep visible posts on the frontpage.

So, again, a happy Thanksgiving to everyone, safe travel and a blessed time with family and friends.

Posted by Joel Fuhrmann at 11:40 AM | Comments (0)

November 01, 2005

Brief Comment on Alito's Nomination

Yea!! Bush pleases conservatives (aka "right-wing base") and infuriates liberal special interest groups, which is as it should be.

Posted by Joel Fuhrmann at 10:32 PM | Comments (1)

Interviews with Doug Gresham, C.S. Lewis's stepson, on the upcoming movie

Christianity Today has a pair of interviews with Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis, related to the upcoming release of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, (or LWW).

In Part 1, Gresham talks about C.S. Lewis and relates some moving testimony of Lewis's faith.

In Part 2, Gresham talks about his relationship with all of the other people on the set of LWW.

The more I read about this movie, including reviews from those who have seen it before, the more excited I get. It looks like Douglas Gresham is doing a fine job of representing C.S. Lewis's vision in this movie.

Posted by Joel Fuhrmann at 10:26 PM | Comments (0)

Methodist Judicial Council Decides against Beth Stroud

The United Methodist Church's Judicial Council reversed the decision of an appelate court and defrocked Beth Stroud for being in a commited lesbian relationship. The decision affirms resolutions passed at the most recent General Conference (2004) that strengthen the church's position that homosexual practice (and not merely same-sex attraction) disqualifies one from eligibility for ordination within the United Methodist Church.

Related links:
Institute for Religion & Democracy link

Shane Raynor reports this story, and in posts preceding and following this link has some excellent commentary on this and another decision which came down as well.

Posted by Joel Fuhrmann at 10:13 PM | Comments (0)