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Monthly Archives: January 2012
This past weekend I had the chance to speak to the Seattle Presbytery as part of their Presbyfest event for laity, deacons, ruling and teaching elders. Needless to say, the conversations from the Fellowship meeting in Orlando and the formation of the Evangelical Covenant Order (ECO) was weighing on people. I wrote a bit about the recent discussions in a previous blog posting, but at this event … There’s more to read here.
We had quite a snowfall in the area in which I live here in the Pacific Northwest. As with most big snowfalls, the compounding of millions of tiny snowfalls over time, layer upon layer, becomes a bit of a mess to navigate. The pathways we had established are erased from sight, the layering of snow and cold becomes compacted ice below the surface that can send you sliding into a … There’s more to read here.
In Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison, he develops an amazing reflection on the power of music to shape and transform theology. Given that I just finished a book on pop music and that I think most naturally in metaphors and similes (perhaps one of the reasons why parables of Jesus always made sense to me and the Epistles of Paul leave me generally dry and parched) Bonhoeffer’s … There’s more to read here.
To be a contemplative is to be an outlaw.
One of my heroes through the years – someone I consider a ‘passive mentor’ – is Thomas Merton. Merton was a Trappist monk, social critic and activist, mystic and prolific writer. As someone who was and is ”child of the 60′s” in some ways, he speaks to me – he sought the … There’s more to read here.
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