Archive for January, 2007

Noble but unparsable sentiments

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Mark Liberman, in his usual engaging way, discusses "the tangled history of a mangled maxim" at Language Log. It was prompted by a statement in Bush's State of the Union address: "Our work in the world is also based on a timeless truth: To whom much is given, much is ...

First KMenno worship service

Monday, January 29th, 2007

The first worship service of the Kalamazoo Mennonite Fellowship happened yesterday--five people (including Bess, Jane and me) were present. Jane revealed the 'psalm, hymn or spiritual song' she's been keeping secret: O Come, O Come Imannuel. I began a series on the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective; the ...

Why sing Sacred Harp?

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Linda does as good a job as anything I've read to describe why one sings Sacred Harp music: Sometimes I need to shout down my fear, sometimes I need to voice praise and thanks, other times I need to join my dead. Right now, what I need most is a sweet ...

National Save Darfur Tour: Hip Hop Benefit Concert at MSU

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

News article Concert info - look under music n the Student Assembly meeting of the Associated Students of MSU, held Nov. 30, the Assembly agreed to vote for a bill that will create on-campus education activities to help encourage students’ action against the genocide in Darfur. The activities have been planned by ...

Happy birthday, anabaptism

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

482 years old yesterday, according to YAR.

Kalamazoo Mennonite Fellowship now forming

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Simplicity. Service. Peace. Worship. Community. Jesus. The Kalamazoo Mennonite Fellowship is now forming. Starting January 28, 2007. 10:30 to noon, Sundays, with soup supper to follow. Bring a psalm, a hymn or spiritual song. For more information, contact Will or Bess Fitzgerald. 269.381.4264 1207 W. Maple St., Kalamazoo, MI 49008 1219 Grand Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49006 (Complete with Craiglist ad!)

Nada te turbe

Friday, January 5th, 2007

Nada te turbe; nada te espante; todo se pasa; Dios no se muda, la paciencia todo lo alcanza. Quien a Dios tiene, nada le falta. Solo Dios basta. Nothing disturb thee, Nothing frighten. All things pass away, God never changes. It is with patience that All things are completed. For those who have God, Nothing is lacking. God alone is sufficient. Teresa de Avila, Lines written in her ...

Infinite will

Friday, January 5th, 2007

This sort of just happened today, while initiating a video conference between the Powerset mothership and the Kalamazoo complex (i.e., my basement). Jeff Shrager pointed his camera at the projector screen, and made iChat full screen. So, I guess I'm talking to myself here. Talk about an echo chamber!