Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Underground Slavery

A must-read for today, from Christianity Today:
Seven years ago, Sandy Shepherd got an unexpected phone call as she headed to her daughter's high school musical rehearsal. A mother of three, living in affluent Colleyville near Fort Worth, she was already beginning to imagine life as an empty nester. She wasn't thinking about changing the world.
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On the line was Deacon Neel Choate from her church, First Baptist. He told her that the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) had just picked up seven Zambian boys—all part of a touring choir they both knew. First Baptist had hosted the choir previously. Choate said the boys needed a place to stay or they would spend the night in jail.

Could she house all seven overnight?

Shepherd took a deep breath. For two years, Shepherd had passionately supported this choir, utterly unaware that she and her church were being duped.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday
Originally uploaded by dvgphoto.
"For thousands of years, Christians of many traditions have observed Ash Wednesday as the beginning of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter - the day Jesus conquered sin and death." - dvgphoto

In honor of Huldrych Zwingli's opposition to fasting, a Texas sausage roast was held at lunch time on the seminary quad. Yum!