Category Archives: General

Anger

I’m a little behind in sharing my Bible columns in this space. Here is the latest one, from the March 31, 2014 issue of Mennonite World Review. The scriptures I’m commenting on are Mark 11:15-19 (the story of Jesus cleansing … Continue reading

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Water is Thicker than Blood

I was recently asked to contribute to the Bible column for the Mennonite World Review, which is a newspaper published bi-weekly with the intent of “Putting the Mennonite world together”. It’s an intimidating task, to write a column about the … Continue reading

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Weeds

Faith is the most resilient of weeds wringing moisture from arid ground steadfastly hoping beyond shadows of life more verdant than yet seen.

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Ode to the Black Octopus

Then there was Jesus. The Christ. The Timeless One. He both speaks and questions existence and all the fragile meaning we hope to contain within our days like glass jars filled with spice. He is life’s essence, distilled preserved saved … Continue reading

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The Indecency of Autumn

It’s downright indecent. No, it’s obscene, really. The way the trees drop their leaves at this time of year. Every fall since I moved into this neighborhood, half a dozen trees stand all around my house, baring all for me … Continue reading

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Monday’s Prayer

Hope is better than Certainty which is illusory. In Flickering Pixels we bask and trust, baptized in self-important iridescence. Outside the camp site with hearth still hot home is the heart of the matter. Living stones not pixels flickering Steadfast … Continue reading

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The Table of Eternity

The fires of hell burn hot and high, licking crumbs of mortality from underneath the granite table of eternity but The Fire of Hope burns deeper and hotter and fiercer still preparing a place to dine not below, underneath, or … Continue reading

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