Finishing up the conversation about what to stream when we are banished from movie theaters!
Podcast concluding my conversation with the inimitable Margaret.
This is therapy that feeds your soul as well as mind and heart
What to do when you are quarantined out of the theaters?
Our top 5 picks for what to stream
It’s all written in the book: just not the book you were hoping for…
Laying in the hot tub and looking up through the steam I hope for no shooting stars. No getting pulled that far up and out of myself.
Many nights we gaze, attentive looking for the not uncommon satellite. Planes are easy to spot every 10 minutes or more often, but it is much quieter this Spring with the virus. Will summer mean the typical slow down of life? Or instead a somewhat welcome relative quickening? An easing of restrictions and more semblances of life returning to normal? The stars are brighter in the same way downtown Denver is clearer when I drive down 285. If we drive less we instantly get cleaner air.
In the humid quiet I can run out of things to say, even to my wife. Exposed and intimate beneath the vast sky it is still possible, especially for two introverts, even in these claustrophobic nights, to be alone. Lazy limbs occasionally drifting through the tub are the only sound.
Lonesomeness sometimes pulls me to God. In these strange unnumbered days Continue reading
Who knew therapy could be this much fun?
Its the only retelling of the Resurrection Moment I know of. It isn’t in your Bible…
Quarantine Day 11
– How did we get here? I asked.
– What do you mean? Julie was looking down over an edge where the sea of winter dead grass became a two-foot wide running gulley; the water was pulling us somehow. I meant How did this hike that began as mere daily chore become a Wander?
She and I were now only loosely connected; disappearing from each other behind willows and hillocks of dead sod. The vast meadows lay underneath and around in uniform directions as though we explored underwater, or strolled the moon. I didn’t remember making a decision to change.
The fog sat on the mountains all day. We had been jogging in shorts twice in five days previous; temperatures in the 50s and it seemed May or even June. But today was freezing; nothing above the high 20s and a harsh Colorado reminder: this was spring; to be continually tricked into thinking warm and green shoots when frigid stillness and death still clung. Continue reading
Conversation with Paula Steinbacher from Tabernash
Images to accompany a piano solo from Ash Wednesday Worship
Sunday reflection on the synoptic treatment of the one of the most important gospel episodes.
John sees things WAY differently…and maybe you should too?
I walked into the retirement home wondering if we would ever again be able to tell truth from lies, propaganda from news. These are dishonest, sleazy days. A rat is somebody who tells. But what they tell is the truth; or it wouldn’t warrant telling. So who is afraid of a rat? Who’s afraid of a Whistle-blower?
An acquaintance, Colleen, was dying upstairs on a mild Colorado winter evening at the start of the New Year. My wife Julie and I stopped for a visit.
Climbing the stairs I thought “what a horrible time to have to die”. Our democracy shrinking to the most corrupt and petty it has been in any of our lifetimes. The GOP still lying about the entire affair with Ukraine and covering up for this thug of a president. Truth has become a merely partisan trick; nothing to trust in an era of Fox news. The Chinese New Year brings frightening rodents scurrying across rain-glazed alleys. The fear and lack of integrity smears itself across every broadcast medium.
Her kids and I engaged in bedside small talk while Colleen slept and then I turned to recognize why we were all here: waiting for her to die. Continue reading
The Four gospel writers give us a way to understand and tell our own version of What Is…
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…
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…
A bracket of 64 gets argued down to one winner! (sort of)
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…
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: