Sufjan Stevens boogies to the beat of America.
People see the term Christian attached to me and they think, ‘OK, he must be fundamentalist Christian, and then he must be a Republican. Oh, then he must have voted for George Bush, so he must be a bigot.’ It’s just like one thing leads to another,” he says. “I’m sure if I were to sit down with Jerry Falwell or anyone like that it would be very uncomfortable. Yet in theological terms, we worship the same God, and that’s a very awkward kind of thing to reconcile with. The religious environment is a big problem, but I don’t really know how to start talking about it.Sufjan Stevens
(Source: Los Angeles Times)
A rafter of turkeys live near us. I saw twelve of them on Saturday. I wonder how many will still be around on Thanksgiving. (Just kidding).
Proof that cats are better than dogs. In other words: how political ads are made.
(via my brother)
I think this is basically true, but I’m not drawn to the negative tone of that popular phrase. I don’t think John McCain or Barack Obama are evil. I think they are both good men. But the fall happened, and so things here on earth are messy and no leader is going to be perfect until Christ comes back. Until then, we educate ourselves on the issues, do some careful math, and vote for a candidate that we think will govern the best.
— Donald Miller
If he can do it…
So can I!
I came across this live picture blog last night. Emotions of the Olympians and audience — from the mundane to the heartbreak to the exuberant joy — seems to have been captured. Here are just a few of my favorites from the first eight days (in no particular order).