My heart became hot within me. As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue: "O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!"

20 April 2007

Current events

I know I almost always post a link to Peggy Noonan's latest column, but here it is again, this time on the VaTech murders. She is one of our finest cultural critics, hands down. Actually, you can have email you their "Opinion Journal" every day, which includes Noonan's column once a week or so.

On a different, but perhaps related note: have you kept up on the murder of Christians in Turkey? It kind of slips through the net in a week like this, but here are three brothers wearing the crown of martyrdom for the glory of Christ, testifying by their death to the essential conflict between the followers of Christ and every other religion, including Islam.


Alicia said...

What a different life our brothers and sisters have in Turkey. They know fear that we don't. As for their deaths testifying of the supremacy of Christ...amen.

Jon said...

Just an observation . . .

Meaning absolutely no disrespect for the pain and loss of the Virginia Tech families and friends--imagine what would happen if the news covered the bombings and shootings in Baghdad (or the murders in Turkey) with the same intensity. Imagine four days of 24-hour, emotionally-packed, interview-filled media coverage. The fact that I have had multiple conversations over the past few days with family, students, and coworkers demonstrates just how actively the media shapes our conceptions of what is and is not important and whose suffering really matters in public discourse.