Saturday, January 13, 2007

We Are Online Too

Welcome to the 90's

The discovery of the internets has been reported in the January issue of Messenger (the one without the Gospel). While they apparently overlooked this blog in favor of the Dunker Journal and the highly active Saur Grapes blog, we're still impressed with the effort.

We also applaud the courage of the editor to post a portion of the Dunker Journal's criticism of Elgin and providing a glimpse into the secretive, closed archives of the VOS listserv. We are sure that the proper permissions were obtained since both BRF and VOS do have a common ground, agreeing that proper permission is of the utmost importance.

And we hope that the multitudinous COB-L and COB-YYA listserv members, who are recognized as belonging to two of the largest Brethren listservs, are not clogging the internet with what must be a vast sharing of common interests and concerns.

Finally, take a look over in the right margin. We've had a link to the Ship of Fools all along. In another ten years, maybe we'll hear about RSS.


General Board Endorses Leviticus

In a setback to progressives, the General Board endorsed the book of Leviticus when it cited a passage (see page 22 of the January 2007 Messenger magazine) within its pastor letter on immigration. The controversial book had been previously endorsed in a 1982 statement on refugees.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Another Sighting of an Elusive Figure

The plot thickens as Anglo Leasing has been spotted removing a second tree from the property Elgin's BVS House. Rumors circulate that the lumber is being sold as part of a bribery kickback scheme devised to replenish the General Board coffers. Bob Gross could not be reached for comment but it's been a long time since we've mentioned him.

Monday, January 08, 2007


Lorax Sighting

There's a buzz throughout the world of cryptozoology as a rare Lorax has been spotted in Elgin. The elusive indicator species was spotted over the weekend outside of the BVS House, located in Elgin, Illinois. While some are encouraged by the sighting of this rare creature, others quickly point out that its appearance raises concerns about deforestation.

Saturday, January 06, 2007



The gentleman from Blair County was the only state senator not to place his left hand on a Bible while taking the oath of office. John H. Eichelberger Jr. instead folded his hands in front of him as he repeated the oath after Judge D. Michael Fisher. A member of the Church of the Brethren, Eichelberger’s religion prohibits pledging.

“So I ‘affirm,’” he said. “I’ve done that as a [Blair County] commissioner.”

Eichelberger was sworn into the state General Assembly Tuesday, one of the area’s two newly elected lawmakers. Eichelberger represents the 30th Senatorial District, including Blair, Bedford, Huntingdon, Fulton and parts of Mifflin counties.