Sunday, November 08, 2009

Making headlines

I followed a link from Göran to see photos of the two new bishops in the Church of Sweden and enjoyed seeing the photos at SvD (Svenska Dagbladet, on the web since 1995). I especially liked the smiling, openly lesbian bishop standing next to the king.

Scrolling down I came across this glaring headline.

And y'all thought I was quietly minding my own business at home, right?

Actually, this means there is a controversy over Stockholm's skyline. My last name, cognate with the German Streit, means "conflict, battle, strife." If you think that's good, ponder this: "Paul" means "small of stature" or, as I like to translate it, "runt."

May God richly bless the ministries of Bishops Eva Brunne (Stockholm) and Tuulikki Joivunen Bylund (Härnösand).

--the BB


Grandmère Mimi said...


But you're hardly a runt.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

And Amen here too!

But I don't want to see any more sky scrapers in Stockholm!

Paul said...

This Strid does not support sky scrapers in Stockholm either.