Hope

Advent Is Always Implicit

Another Memorial Service today. Here in our out of the way place we remembered. Sixty-one years they shared. Their hope is always “to come” until Jesus’ Kingdom promise is fulfilled in real-time and space. But they shared glimpses. Bits of realized hope along the way. Always pointing to what … Continue reading

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The Eschatological Necessity of Advent

What if in our most honest moments we admit we really want things to stay the same? Republicans and Democrats posture as though they want a new way – a post-partisan solution to what ails our out of sight spending habits. Really, they just offer another illustration of Black … Continue reading

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Pain and Hope Captured In A Finger, Two Dots Then Me

We need writers who help get underneath the din of populist opinions and expose the complexity of human emotions and questions. I continue to think about the way Steve McCoy grasps the function of art and passes down that appreciation to his children.  Another friend posted a link Continue reading

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Underneath the Tunic or, What Do Rachel Held Evans and Rob Bell Have In Common?

Equal treatment. Rachel Held Evans and Rob Bell suffered the same hammer when facing the prospects of offering a different vision for how we talk about others in relationship to our pronouncements as final. For many the hammer is the only tool in the box and everyone who disagrees, … Continue reading

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