The Common Good
September/October 2008

The Time is Near

by Rose Marie Berger, Alexis Vaughan | September/October 2008

“Awake, ye drunkards, and weep” (Joel 1:5) for the hour of the Lord is at hand!

“Awake, ye drunkards, and weep” (Joel 1:5) for the hour of the Lord is at hand! While some may wake to a cock crow or gnashing of teeth, others—with the new Jesus alarm clock—will wake gently to a sweet melody of the Lord’s Prayer. The folks at Archie McPhee’s in Seattle brokered a deal with the folks at Shetra in Mumbai, India, to create a Christian version of this favorite Hindu alarm clock. Instead of getting mantras for Ganesh and Krishna, you’ll get a tinny “Our Father” tune instead!

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