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Obama's Nobel: Law or Gospel?

Obama’s Nobel: Law or Gospel?

I was struck today by the following excerpts regarding Barack Obama’s unexpected, and perhaps undeserved (according to Obama himself), Nobel Peace Prize:

AP: President Barack Obama was praised Friday as a worthy Nobel Peace Prize winner although many admirers said the award was based on his potential, not his accomplishments.

Former Finnish president and 2008 Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari: “We do not yet have peace in the Middle East… This time it was very clear that they wanted to encourage Obama to move on these issues…”.

Is the prize, in this case, a powerful example of grace and imputation, i.e. treating someone…

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Should there be a Davos?

Unless you watch a lot of Bloomberg or CNBC, you may not have heard of Davos. Time Magazine summarizes:

The small alpine ski town of Davos has just entered its peak season. Every January, a lively mélange of global business magnates, world leaders, entrepreneurs, activists, journalists and intellectuals descend upon the Swiss village to ski, socialize and participate in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. The five-day gathering, organized by the Geneva-based nonprofit, is intended to provide a platform to debate pressing global challenges. Not surprisingly, the recent economic meltdown is at the forefront of the agenda for…

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Interview with the Vampire... of Glory

Interview with the Vampire… of Glory

Anne Rice, author of the Vampire Chronicles series (Interview with the Vampire was its first installment, in ’76, and the series as a whole has sold over 100 mil copies), surprised her avid fan base in 2004 with an announcement of her conversion to Christianity. She halted the series, mid-plot cliffhangers, and decided to shift all her creative efforts to promote her new belief. GoodReads just posted an interview with the writer on her new autobiography and her current series of books, Christ the Lord.

When asked in Christianity …

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