Well, iMonks, we did it again. We made it through another year. Or at least almost. I guess there are a couple of days left in this one. Might as well use them up before we throw out the whole thing. So if you are ready, let’s saddle up one more time this year and ramble.
I didn’t know that Carl Henry once asked C.S. Lewis to write for a new, upstart magazine called Christianity Today. Lewis said no, and it’s an interesting read to see why.
Pope Paul VI, he of Vatican II fame, is one step closer to sainthood. And I’m sure that has some who think Vatican II was as necessary as Porkys II fuming.
Jesus, as we all know, was born in Bethlehem. But maybe not that Bethlehem, but this Bethlehem. Confused?
If so, this sure won’t make sense to you. Seems Peter Parker—aka Spiderman—is going to die. But before he does, he is going to pass on all of his powers and memories to his former enemy, Doc Ock. Then Doc Ock will become Spiderman. Why is this a story for Saturday Ramblings? Well, I could find a theological component in the righteous one dying and the bad guy inheriting all of the good guy’s power. I could do that. But to own the truth, it’s really a slow news week for the Rambler.
But not too slow to note that 2013 looks to be a great year for comets. Can’t wait for Ison to make its appearance.
Here is an interesting look at an iconic song. Do you think it has been overplayed to the point where it no longer can move you?
Tired of all the macho Christianity that sidles up next to gun ownership? Father James Martin has just the Bible passage for you. (And if you are only going to read one thing this week, read that.)
What buzz words from this past year are you ready to have go away? Gangnam? Zombie? YOLO? Take your pick among these and some others. I wish they had never arrived in the first place.
Finally, here in Oklahoma we take pride in our state. And we’re not going to have snot-nosed five-year-olds messing it up by wearing filthy Michigan t-shirts. I say hurrah for what this school did. Ship him back to East Lansing if that is what he wants to wear. (I told you it was a slow news week.)
Happy birthday wishes were wished to Lady Bird Johnson; Barbara Billingsly; Steve Garvey; Maurice Gibb; Robin Gibb; Chet Baker; Howard Hughes; Red Green; Humphrey Bogart; Rod Serling; Gary Sandy; Annie Lennox; Mao Tse-Tung; Carlton Fisk; Cokie Roberts; Stan Lee; Dame Maggie Smith; and Edgar Winter.
Still cleaning up after your Christmas dinner? You should have prepared the meal following the Red Green method. So grab yourself some duct tape and let’s get cooking. Enjoy.