It was great to have Barby and all my kids up early watching the Obama inauguration with me. A moment for history. As usual I thought Obama's speech was brilliant - both in its content and its tone. I am so enjoying hearing and watching the spoken word inspire people in an era where there has been a 'humiliation of the word' (J Ellul). And these are just the words of Obama, not even the words of God!
I also thought Rick Warren was not quite at his best and misfired badly by quoting a verse that mentioned "Israel". It seemed so unwise at this moment in history. And he was eclipsed a bit by a special - and unexpected - thrill with the closing prayer by Rev Joseph Lowery. If you didn't get to hear it, I've linked it below: