This is a set of clips from Jesus Camp. The first two minutes: Rachel's bowling ministry. Then: Rachel's career plan, followed by her mimetic judgment of the world and the church.
Christian: December 2006 Archives
The soon-to-be released Leonardo DiCaprio film "Blood Diamond" has been generating a lot of attention in the press and blogosphere. Some folks are even using the occasion to call for a boycott on diamonds on themselves--but not all ethically minded diamondisti feel the same way.
Click here for an article relating advice from Christian Vision, which fears that a boycott could hurt local African economies that depend on legitimate business, not conflict diamonds.
Click here for a press release & sales info on Amnesty Internation's conflict-diamond-free Blood Diamond movie tie-in bracelet.
And here's a story from Cindy Adams' 12/5 column in New York Post that Leonardo di Caprio may come to regret:
"LEONARDO DiCaprio. In a restaurant. A respectful but unknown fan speaks to him passionately about her needy charity. He listens patiently. Doesn't have one of his minions shoo her away. He then says, "I'll be there for it." She calls to tell me, adding: "Everyone writes about bar-hopping bimbos. How about mentioning someone who's kind and gracious and caring." So I did."
That settles it. Resolved: The Wilson Center will dine out in Tribeca until we find Leonardo di Caprio. It's our fiduciary duty!!
The following is a controversial video by Polish punk band Punk Cyc, taking on the rise of Catholic conservative political power in contemporary Poland. Wikipedia succinctly explains the phrase & its relation to head covering; for more, check out this oft-cited article from New Statesman. What has a number of people concerned: the movement's no so latent tendency toward anti-semitic and anti-gay behavior.
Mohair berets (Polish: moherowe berety), or "the army of mohair berets" (Polish: armia moherowych beretów) is a common term used in present-day Poland as an epithet against a major section of listeners of the ultra-Catholic Radio Maryja. These listeners (mostly women) are religious, usually elderly people of traditionalist, politically often right-wing views, blindly adhering to the Radio's charismatic director Father Tadeusz Rydzyk. . . .
The epithet arose from the head covering — berets, made out of wool or mohair and often worn by elderly women in Poland. Berets are also a common head covering in many armies, particularly in Polish Army, where a different beret colour distinguishes the army department. In Polish, soldiers are often nicknamed after the beret colour, e.g. the commandos squads are commonly named "red berets" (Polish: czerwone berety).