The Annunciation in the context of “The Women Who Carried Him”
it turns out we have some scandal in our past as well…let’s talk about some of your great grandmas.
Concluding my conversation with Dan Dolquist as he reads from “Finding Your Wild” and the Gateways to Grief (it’s way more fun than it sounds!…)
Genesis Anthem from November 10: Chris Rice’s “Naive”
Brett on drums, Don on piano and lead, Julie and Janet on Background vocals
Continuing my conversation with friend Dan Dolquist about life (and death) in the church at the turn of the Millennium
Dan Part 1 in which we meet Dan Dolquist; pastor, brewer, and author of “Finding Your Wild”
Calvin joins in, but mostly just sleeps on the couch…
King David gets owned by Nathan. The Word should slay us too…
Last morning hike and reflection on an incredible week at Ghost Ranch with the Seminary of the Wild
Miles Davis, jazz improv, and the limits to freedom we willingly take on in Christ to prevent our living from sounding like mere noodling…or just going through the changes…
Elijah heard a little somethin’…or maybe nothing at all. We can always hear the same.
So much has changed about how we should do business. All is far from lost, but we are going to need to adapt…
Reflecting on the state of our institution(s) and how to move ahead
The Temple doesn’t work the way it used to. That is really sad. But we have remodeled before…
reflecting on Palm Sunday’s Irony, our own duplicity, Jesus cursing the religious institution, and a chance to finally be honest about where we fit in.
Why We Don’t Read
The wor(l)d’s safer
with no wor(l)ds on paper.
Buoyed by my newly light self
the density of daily life
seems a poor reading of what is.
Weighted by the shame of expense
I greet the maid and feel
worse still about my white and weight.
What heavy problems could I really have?
Itinerary and passport, map reading, cash.
I glimpse your trailing orange bauble
it is sunrise and sunset both
silent beacon flashes, beckons,
out beyond where
I daily swim.
A bracket of 64 gets argued down to one winner! (sort of)
Up on a deck overlooking a river in Idaho with a Music Teacher/theologian/philosopher
the conclusion of a lunch conversation with 5 clergy in Littleton
a conversation continues with new friends around table…they all happen to be pastors…
Reflections on a great Book, that became a movie, that gets quoted in a famous TV show, that blew my little mind.
Sundays story of the 10 Commandments, housed in Richard Rohr’s wisdom of needing a goad to kick against…
In our concluding paragraphs the stories turn to death, and the prophetic urgency laid upon all of us to address it ahead of time
Conversation with Norm asks “what is different between spirituality and religion?”Also, ridiculousness
Part two and we get talking about Boundaries in chaplaincy and in the parish
The head of Spiritual Services for a city hospital talks to me about chaplaincy. I know him well…
The conclusion of my conversation with Mark, about conversion, daughters, love, and of course another Whitworth story:
Part two of our conversation in Eugene OR about family and faith.
Some alternatives to God’s blood thirsty reputation in traditional understanding. Including Reformed thought from the 1500s
That’s a long title for some fun romping around on a 50th Anniversary
SIDE A: The concept, and what the Trinity has to do with it:
SIDE B: The personalities, and what we might have to do with it:
SIDE C: finishing up with the The Best Song From the Most Influential Album of All Time by the Best Band of All time: