Intolerance of Christianity?

From an article on Christianity Today’s website covering the recent survey of evangelical ministries about what is in store for the future of Christianity. I presume in the U.S.
Here is a quote:

Mark Dever, pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., believes a pluralistic culture will turn increasingly intolerant of Christian faith.

I would counter that the pluralistic culture, in general, has become intolerant of intolerant Christians! While some people are intolerant of religion all together, they make up a very small percentage of the population.

iPod Shuffle – 8:30 am

So, Fr. Jim Tucker from Dapple Things is posting random iPod shuffle lists of the first 10 songs played. Here are the rules he suggests:

The rules, for bloggers who want to play:
Get your ipod or media-player of choice, select your whole music collection, set the thing to shuffle (i.e., randomized playback), then post the first ten songs that come out. No cheating, no matter how stupid it makes you feel! Maybe link the songs to online music stores for readers’ convenience.

And so, I begin with this list from my train ride to Mid-town Manhattan:

1. Cowboy Junkies: ‘Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning’ from Best of Cowboy Junkies
2. Aimee Mann: ‘Video’ from The Forgotten Arm
3. Smashing Pumpkins: ‘The Everlasting Gaze’ from Rotten Apples: Greatest Hits
4. Slavyanka Men’s Chorus: ‘Dostonino yest’ (It Is Fitting)’ from Russian Church Music
5. Skott Freedman: ‘Lately’ from Swimming After Dark
6. Bobri Christov: ‘Hymn of the Cherubim’ (excerted/edictd) from Sacred Treasures I
7. Bob Griffith – my Senior Sermon at GTS – not a song and too long for now…
8. Sigur Ros: ‘Svo Hijott’ from Takk…
9. Moby: ‘Hotel Intro’ from Hotel, Disk 1
10. Sufjan Stevens: ‘We Won’t Need Legs to Stand’ from Seven Swans

Subway Observation #2

Young woman sitting on the train, traveling
Beautiful in black and turquoise,
hair pulled back
She’s sleepy, tired, eyes closing slowly
Her neck goes slack, tilting back, long neck
a vampire’s dream
Her mouth falls agape, eyes shut tight
If she saw a picture of this moment,
she would be embarrassed
The train jumps to a stop, a jolt
She awakens with a jump, startled
The train moves forward,
all things begin again
Nothing new under the sun.