1. "When an Empire and its exponents can no longer exercise control by might, an option is to feint, double-talk, and manipulate." - Marc Andrus, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California, in response to the ABC's Pentecost letter.
3. “When was the last time you had sex?” all candidates for the seminary are asked. (The preferred answer: not for three years or more.)
4. Africa was set up to fail the Millennium Development Goals. Boring, but important if you care.