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Two Old Heros and a New One

It’s been over a year… since my last post here. I’ve been busy with other things. We are even closer to financial meltdown, but that’s a given; we’ll cope as best we can, when it comes… Thanks to Ilze for … Continue reading

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Mary Coelho, chapters 4 – 7

4 The Present Is the Only Thing That Has No End

Kairos and chronos

The present is the only place we really “are,” and the “truth” of the past fans out from our current point of view. And the possibilities of the future narrow down and “collapse” into the ‘done deal’ of present, which we may re-imagine, moments later. Continue reading

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This Is What God Wants?

This Is What God Wants? .: With an exclamation point, the above title would be unacceptable. Even with a question mark it is on thin ice. .: Or more pointedly, its author is on thin ice: in danger of plunging … Continue reading

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Theism & Non-Theism

I’ve had two strong conversations about theology and its place in our midst in the last two days. We have touched on topics of “Gospel Ministry” and “Gospel Order” but what has been stirred in me are thoughts about naming … Continue reading

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A Leading From Last Sunday's Worship

Whew! This feels like it’s going to be an important part of my year ahead, at least.

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"I wish you made sense to me"

In response to my last post, my friend Nils wrote: “Dear Richard, I value your friendship and love and only wish you made sense to me. …” I was thrilled. I wrote him back: What a wonderful response! I would … Continue reading

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My Broken Self, My Impassioned Plea

I want to start by saying two wrong things. I am weak, broken, and not to be relied on. I carry a message from God. With this paradox, I offer myself as an example of being human. If I want … Continue reading

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