Category Archives: books

Using the Bible to Support Aboliton – and Slavery

I’m currently reading a book called The Sword of the Lord:  The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family by Andrew Himes.   I snagged the opportunity to read it for review before publication, and I am loving it.  American history, … Continue reading

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Other Things to Read, If You’re Reading My Blog

My blog stats have fallen off the cliff over the last few days.  I’m sorry to say that one pays attention to such things, when one blogs.  At times like these I have to do my usual gut-check:  why do … Continue reading

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Happy Belated Birthday, Flannery O’Connor

I missed your birthday, dear sister, just like I missed our brother, Dietrich’s.  I need to buy one of those little birthday reminder books they sell at the Hallmark store.  Your birthday was March 25th, and here I am only … Continue reading

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This Is What I Got for My Birthday

Finally got to Borders to pick up my birthday book.  Now I have all three volumes of Ebert’s “Great Movies” series.   This one includes essays on lots of movies I haven’t seen (“Ace in the Hole”, “Chimes at Midnight”, “Triumph … Continue reading


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Go Sharon – It’s My Birthday

I just had some delicious birthday cake. Chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, made by Striker.  Perfect.  I’ve been sung to several times, have had far more hugs than usual, received scads of birthday greetings on Facebook, got a free lunch with … Continue reading

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Slacktivist, where have you been all my life?

My brain hurts.  There are many reasons for this but I think the basic problem is that this entire week has been like some sort of endurance test.  Go, keep going, never stop, just go, places to go, people to … Continue reading

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Bonhoeffer’s Birthday (One Day Late)

It’s snowing again this morning.  We are certainly having a gen-u-ine, proper winter this year.  None of this trying-to-make-a snowman-in-1/2-an-inch-of-snow like in years past.  The people who are sick of winter weather are starting to turn on the people who … Continue reading

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Lil Wayne, I’m Down With You

This is straight dope, and I aint even playin‘: “I also read the Bible for the first time. It was deep! I liked the parts where some character was once this, but he ended up being that. Like he’d be … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know Why You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello

Hey, you found me!  Meet the new blog.  Not quite the same as the old blog, but mighty close. Had a lovely afternoon with friends we rarely see.  Like us, they are Cornerstone regulars and they don’t actually live that … Continue reading

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Week One, 2011: God is Ready

I’m up early today, getting ready to go on a “long term planning retreat” with the pastoral staff.  Sounds very grown up and professional and I’m a little nervous about whether I”ll have anything to contribute.   Because of the retreat … Continue reading

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