Archive for ‘January, 2010

Of Knowing and Doing

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To know what love is one must be about loving; to know what good is, one must do goodness. I learned about that again this morning. I just served as a panelist along with several L’Arche core and team members in a conversation with some Birmingham Southern students who have chosen for their January term […] Read more »

Of Medium and Message

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In 1967 Marshall McLuhan coined the term, “the medium is the message.” McLuhan was a professor of English Literature, critic and scholar, but much of his life’s work had to do with the study of how we communicate in the context of a post-modern multi media world. He also coined the term, “global Village” recognizing […] Read more »

Of Death, Life and Water

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K got up early with the puppy this past Saturday morning. I heard a portentous moan from the kitchen….We have no hot water, the voice said….(we were told that hot water pipes freeze first because they are smaller…I have no idea if that’s true or not) The outside thermometer read twenty degrees. By early afternoon […] Read more »

Of Birth in the Dark

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I was standing in the foyer of the church office just before the five thirty Christmas Eve service when the bottom dropped out. The front line of severe weather had arrived as predicted… as if on cue. Frenzied sheets of rain hurried through the already flooding parking lot; umbrellas were turned inside out by the […] Read more »