- Stephen Miller has a post on why churches should sing old songs.
- The Reformed Forum has had a couple of really interesting shows recently, with Carl Trueman on creeds & confessions (I listened to this one), and with Mark Jones on English Puritan Theology (I haven’t listened to this yet, but I’m sure it will be great and am looking forward to it!)
- A number of Americans have joined a Pakistani convoy to protest the US’s drone strikes in Pakistan.
- Glenn Greenwald has an article on the effect sanctions are having on the people of Iran.
- This morning, Hugo Chavez was re-eleccted in Venezuela. See this link as well.
- It is low key, but I found this Mr. Fish cartoon one of the better political cartoons I’ve seen this year.
- Thabiti Anyawbile has delivered yet another great post on the U.S. elections. He writes:
- “But what of the Republican Party today? Can we simply assume that since Obama belongs to the Democratic side that the ‘good side’ must be the Republicans? It seems to me that Republicans are now the party with a constituency–diverse and sometimes cannibalizing–in search of an ideology. They know they’re opposed to Obama, but they don’t seem to me to be clear about what they’re for or, better, how they’d be different. Is it going to be social issues? Fiscal issues? National defense? All of the above, and if so how? The party is organized to oppose Obama, but that won’t sustain a presidency if Romney wins. How will Romney deal with the competing agendas in the party base? Romney is no Lincoln. He’s not even Lincoln before Lincoln was ‘Lincoln.’ And that’s why the Republican party doesn’t appeal to so many African Americans.”
- And he concludes: “As for me, I’m done settling. I want more than what we’re getting.”