Day: April 21, 2011

Nigerian elections go smoothly but violence follows

The Christian Science Monitor provides a good analysis of the recent Nigerian presidential elections which went reasonably smoothly, and the ethnic/religious violence that has ensued nonetheless. Gubernatorial elections take place April 26th.

ABC on the Royal Maundy

Power exists, in the Church or the state or anywhere else, so that ordinary people may be treasured and looked after, especially those who don’t have the resources to look after themselves. The Bible is crystal clear that this is the standard by which the gospel of Jesus judges the powerful of this world.

ABC: No one falls outside God’s love

Lambeth Palace has issued the Archbishop of Canterbury’s ecumenical Easter letter. “No human person is ever less than the object of eternal self-giving attention and delight. It is because of this conviction that the oppression or suffering of any person is so deeply painful and outrageous for the believer.”

Love one another

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.