Monthly Archives: August 2012

Manner of living–pioneer and settler–your choice

July 20, 1969.  Riding a charter bus through the Swiss Alps, on our way to Zurich, Switzerland.  Charged with supervising 19 high school students from Illinois, mainly Chicago area youth, wanting to know more about how church youth function in … Continue reading

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More Thoughts On Striving For Gold

Joanne Carlson Brown, a wonderful Methodist pastor in West Seattle, shared a reflection on how seeking the gold medal has its shadowing of the negative [my phrasing].  She pointed out how disappointing it is to see silver and bronze medal … Continue reading

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Gold Medal Striving

Impression…more than occasional…less than indulgent…the Olympics brought out the best because growth and not victory center staged. Yes, to bite into a medal, most ardently relevant when the first for an athlete, flash-bulbs popped like strobe lights at a rock … Continue reading

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A Running Amputee

The experience is an eternal image. Location: a large cathedral in Berlin, Germany. Time:  a beautiful September afternoon in 1971. Purpose: fifteen clergy from the United Church of Christ and United Church of Canada visiting clergy and laity from the … Continue reading

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Life After Death

Saw it. Read it.  Squinted.  Read it again.  And then mused, really?  $5 million?  University professor to study life after death Pop quiz: Does life exist after death? A University of California, Riverside philosophy professor, John Martin Fischer, has been … Continue reading

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Living with fullness in the midst of a broken world.

Good morning to all.  Once in a while a pastor dazzles…and with his permission to “blog share,” I’ve received Tim Tutt’s permission to share.  Tim’s been pastor for eleven years at United Christian Church in Austin who has seen and … Continue reading

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