Right Angles

Monthly Archives: June 2010

Sojourners, led by Jim Wallis, is on a mission. According to the Sojourners website, “Our mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world.” In How Christian is Tea Party Libertarianism?, posted on the Sojourners “God’s Politics” blog, he offered his analysis of political Libertarianism according to his view of basic Christian principles. He makes four… Read More

Background: Born January 29th, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi, Oprah Gail Winfrey was raised intermittently by her grandmother on a farm in Mississippi, her mother, who worked as a maid in Milwaukee, and her father, a barber and businessman in Nashville, TN. A bright child, Oprah learned to read at home, skipped kindergarten and second grade, and began working as a radio station reporter at 17. At 18, she was named Miss Black… Read More

I’m still reading Leviticus. I mentioned how I got started in Leviticus here. Now I’m up to chapter twenty-three. At this point Israel has left Egypt, essentially as escaped slaves. They had little national identity and no communal traditions or seasonal holidays. In chapter twenty-three, God instructs Moses about the various annual feasts, sacrifices, and religious observations to be instituted for them. Most of them are still observed by Jews today. This… Read More