Advent

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 enemy soldier figures little boys could use when performing their play war games. How many of you combined those little … Continue reading

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Falling Into Our Own Pit

My friends over at Crackers & Grape Juice are providing daily Advent Devotionals. Last week I offered some reflections on Isaiah 5:13-25. Even though we are half way through the Season, it is not too late to get in on some very good writing based on the title of Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before

’Twas the Night Before

Isaiah 62; Luke 1:46-55

On Dunder and Blixem! To the top the porch to the top of the wall! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all! 

Donder and Blixem? Really? Can’t the preacher even get their names right?

Our Anglicized version is Donner and Continue reading

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Surviving the Bible: A Conversation with Christian Piatt

The Youth Minister gave a new meaning to, “throw the book at him.” Originally the phrase meant to charge someone with as many crimes as are possible. Consider it throwing all the law at someone. Maybe, that is in fact what happened. Rather than take his questions seriously, the … Continue reading

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Faithful Presence #4 – An Advent Series

Mary could tell stories. For more than fifty years she worked with youth. Sadness gripped her when she thought of those who made life choices that ended in pain. Joy welled up when she recalled many a young person who took up different practices fueled by a different truth … Continue reading

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