Incarnation

(Mis)Identification – You Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker!

Listen carefully and you learn to distinguish the differing bird songs that fill the air in our backyard. Reading is occasionally interrupted by the distinct pecking sound that comes when the beak of a woodpecker raps a limb. Yesterday we were enjoying the late afternoon sun and heard just … Continue reading

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Shrinking Women – Poetry as Prophetic Challenge to Systems

Emphasis on high individualism/low community keeps an alertness to interconnectedness at bay. That was at least one of the implications I intended in yesterday’s post. When conversations about social or structural change take place under the rubric of high individualism/low community, the means to explore interconnectedness … Continue reading

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The War We Ignore

A young single father hustles for work. His long story packed into a relatively young life betrays his optimistic demeanor. Hear him describe some of his experiences and it is not hard to admire his determination.

Recently the hustle slowed. The normal avenues through which he was accustomed to … Continue reading

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We Don’t Want This God

Weakness does not make the list as a Divine attribute. In the pantheon of gods, old and new, humans long for a god writ large and powerful. When we fail to find a god that fits our billing we become the god for which we look. We stop searching. … Continue reading

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Prayer in the Face of An Obscene Infinity or, No Fear When the Obscene Infinity of Love is Practiced

Recently Scott Pelley referenced the partial U.S. Government shutdown, as Groundhog Day. Shadows were long and everyone was seeing theirs, he noted. I could not help see a double entendre where the second less obvious reference was the 1993 movie starring Bill Murray. Over and again the same day … Continue reading

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