Tuesday, December 08, 2009

new nest for this Little Bird

hey friends.

i've started up an alternative nest for the site.
some of the formatting of posts is a little messy as a result of transferring the data, i'm very much still testing out all the widgets and getting orientated, but i'll try posting from there and making custom changes over the next month or so and then see if i want the move to be permanent.

so, for the timebeing my new nest is at  http://leftofnarnia.wordpress.com

if anyone else uses wordpress and wants to advise, especially on the multiple Pages, drop me a note.

looking forward to seeing you over there.

be well, and keep in touch.

LB

Monday, December 07, 2009

under the pink

or, suffer the little (girl) children...

(in 1918) the Ladies' Home Journal wrote: "There has been a great diversity of opinion on the subject, but the generally accepted rule is pink for the boy and blue for the girl. The reason is that pink being a more decided and stronger colour is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl."

- Ben Goldacre, Out of the blue and pink in the Guardian

fast forward to 2009 and there's a pink car accessories aisle in Halfords. seriously. (cue loud gagging)

Thursday, December 03, 2009

who will speak up for love and justice if not us...?

For the past several days, myself and Joel have been discussing the truly disturbing, "Anti-Homosexual Bill" on the table in Uganda and how best to communicate with those who might bear influence to block it. of what we might each want to say in any such communication we try and make to them.

it is easy to feel hopeless when one hears little more from Christian leaders than weak evasions that avoid taking an actual stand against legislation that would be rightly described as fascist, or an avoidance of voicing principled support for basic human rights.
this is not a controversial issue. there should be no thinking through what the response of Christians should be when faced with this level of civil oppression. but it is seen as controversial. as if there is more than one reasonable response to this kind of law.

i hope more denominations follow the path of the United Reformed Church in standing up unequivocally for what is right, and just and good.
i hope, and pray that a strong collective, ecumenical chorus will rise up on this issue and show its support for the human rights of those in Uganda and Rwanda.

will that happen? i fear not.