For the Ladies, and the Rest of Us as Well
January 21, 2015 8 Comments
While these are (or should be) of interest to all of us, they are targeted a bit more than we usually do to our female readers. I’ve felt for a while that we have been neglecting them, partly my fault and partly I just haven’t seen all that much. But I’ll try to do better, not least because they have been a stalwart part of NEO since we began here. 🙂
First there is a contest for the best theologically correct Valentine’s Day Card.
A Contest for the Best Theologically-Correct Valentine’s-Day-Card!
Valentine’s Day is coming. The chocolates and cards are already making their appearance on the drugstore shelves. The pink ribbons are being tied into bows. The rebels are printing t-shirts that remind us that “Cupid is fat, armed, and dangerous.”
The day can be a pleasant opportunity to express appreciation for our beloved, but no matter how you celebrate (or don’t celebrate) the “day of love,” you have undoubtedly noticed that a great many Valentine’s Day slogans do not pass the theological sniff test. Perhaps in years past you have picked up a pink-and-white card with artistic lettering and read something alone the lines of,
Love me tender, love me sweet
Never let me go
You have made my life complete
And I love you so.
You may have snorted and thought, Yeah, actually, the only person who makes my life complete is Jesus.
We Lutherans are kind of spoil-sports that way.
Details are at the link, do enter. I understand that Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist is!
Last night was the state of the union
pack of lies err speech. It could have just as well been written in 2009, It bore little resemblance to the real world.
But the Republican response was quite good, delivered by a neighbor of mine, freshman Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa. Most of you know that I’m quite fond of her, she’s a great breath of fresh air and reality that Washington needs.