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November 10, 2008


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What do you make of that Joe?

Last year about this time there were articles about similar stuff in the Bethlehem "church" least I think it was Bethlehem. While the video speaks volumes, it's hard for me to believe these Beeb outputs tell the whole story.

But I've never been there.


Leslie, I'm not sure I'll ever be able to fully explain some of the things that happen in that part of the world. There is complex history and territory and "rights" and sacred space. I recall finding myself in the midst of a small "incident" a few years ago on Orthodox Good Friday. Just a mild dust up in the courtyard of the same church. IDF troops broke it up. The Patriarch continued the service as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened.

Good Lord, deliver us.


When I think of the brokenness of the church...fighting in the holy land or anywhere else, the missed point in the Starbucks video...all of it, sometimes I think God must allow it so as to let his glory shine through. When we defiled what God created as good in the garden we began a life of paradox.

Or something. I just think if his strength is in my weakness then it's no accident that human nature displays itself most prominently right on the holy sites. It would be too bad if people looked to us for redemption rather than God.

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