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The Edge of the Inside

The first iteration of the blog was, Just Todd, written on the old Blogger platform. I moved from there to Typead. After reading a piece by Father Richard Rohr, I adopted the blog title, The Edge of the Inside and moved to WordPress. Fr. Roher describes the prophetic position as, the edge of the inside. The location in the analogy provides an opportunity to welcome those who are coming and to engage those who are leaving. One may also utter a call to those just outside to consider Jesus is Lord while at the same time calling out the seat of power at the center of whatever group with which one may identify or what category accompany existing relationships. 

The new iteration of the website combines my interest in writing, though not as often as I like, with the opportunity to host a podcast. Here you will find newer and older posts. Over time we change. It is possible you may discover some of those changes if you care to read the older posts.

Thank you for stopping by.

Looking to Reach the High Bar

Pastoral Prayer: Holy One, daily we face being shamed, canceled and judged for not meeting expectations. Some of us even battle self-condemnation for failing to live up to our...

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A Faith for the Morons (Foolish)

Pastoral Prayer: Lord God Almighty, the world is full of morons, and we may be counted among them. Remind us today that it is foolish to think that anyone...

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No One Lives in Welty

Pastoral Prayer: Lord God Almighty, we are always looking to move up. We call them our forever homes as if we will live in them forever. Sure, we mean...

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What Are You Looking For?

Pastoral Prayer: Lord God, we are curiously burdened. The unequal experiences leave many of us looking for the weight to be lifted. Yet, the burdens are too much for...

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Sights and Sounds for the Bruised and Dampened

Matthew 3:13-17; Isaiah 42:1-9 Pastoral Prayer: Lord God Almighty, it is clear our world is organized to bruise the weak and dim any light of hope we see. Jesus’...

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Not In the Stars?

Matthew 2:1-23 Pastoral Prayer: Holy One, that Jesus was born in Bethlehem and not Jerusalem signals that we may want to look outside of the centers of power for...

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Not Those Old Hymns!

John 1:1-18 Pastoral Prayer: Lord God, we end another year this week and a decade comes to an end. All around there are hopes for a new beginning, a...

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Looking for an Ally: Our Ally Is With Us

Isaiah 7:10-16; Matthew 1:18-25 Pastoral Prayer: Holy One, whether kings or carpenters, world leaders or fiancés, fear often leads us to compound our difficult circumstances as we choose the...

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The Disarmament Papers

Many of us were culturally indoctrinated into the Military-Industrial-Complex ideology, not by reading some political manifesto but by playing with rudimentary military action figures. By the 1960s, Marx sold...

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Sulking Toward Beauty

Over the next few weeks, specifically until Christmas, Pastor Todd will be offering devotional reflections for the Season of Advent. They will be occasional as in stirred by the...

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