Monthly Archives: July 2016

Art in the summer afternoon

I am making art of the afternoon. I don’t mean that I’ve allowed all the distractions to triumph – reading other people’s blogs, turning too often to my smart phone, remembering that I have not yet gone walking on my … Continue reading

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Your going out and your coming in …

Words for out going and coming — the going and coming of our churches, of our daily lives, of the occasions of our public life — from the United States political conventions to the hopeful athletes meeting in Brazil. These … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with the story? Luke 12: 16-21

I grew up in real barn country – horse barns, cow barns, hay barns, grain silos, and, of course barn raising when everyone came together to build their neighbor a barn – even a neighbor they didn’t know yet. There … Continue reading

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Remembering, Munich

There are many famous people from Munich – Richard Strauss and Carl Orff, both musicians, Werner Herzog, the film director and Jeri Ryan the actress, Marie Louis von Franz, psychologist and King Ludwig II, the swan king who built fairy … Continue reading

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The Naïveté of Jesus

(Matthew 7:9-10) The story is told of Jesus’ confident questions. What parent asked for a piece of bread would hand a child a stone? And who would give a son or daughter who holds out a dinner plate for a … Continue reading

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This Jesus, He’ll Eat With Anybody

Stephen Price always has a way of making us feel uncomfortable. Read more of his work as Uncommon Baptist Pastor here. “Why does he eat with sinners?” They asked. Why should they care? We wonder. Rabbis differ all the time … Continue reading

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Our Feather … a prayer

And the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. And he replied, “keep it light…” Our Feather, one small brush of the grand and lifting wing, holy are all the names of God. Your kindness come and your … Continue reading

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