Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Derek Webb's new album: Mockingbird

Derek Webb has sung with Jars of Clay and Caedmon's Call, two Christian bands I have deep respect for. Here's some lyrics from one song:

My Enemies Are Men Like Me

(vs. 1)
i have come to give you life
and to show you how to live it
i have come to make things right
to heal their ears and show you how to forgive them

because i would rather die
i would rather die
i would rather die
than to take your life

how can i kill the ones i’m supposed to love
my enemies are men like me
i will protest the sword if it’s not wielded well
my enemies are men like me

(vs. 2)
peace by way of war is like purity by way of fornication
it’s like telling someone murder is wrong
and then showing them by way of execution



when justice is bought and sold just like weapons of war
the ones who always pay are the poorest of the poor


Monday, March 13, 2006

The Secret War in West Papua

The Next East Timor

There's a secret war being waged in West Papua, very similar to what happened in East Timor.

in-fraction: the personal ecclesiastical apology, part 1