Archive for ‘September, 2010

Of Easeful Death

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It happens to me each time the first cool snap of Autumn appears…the blue of the sky grown poignant with the low humidity blown down from the north; the sedge along the roadside and in the delta ripening into gold fruitfulness…the sunlight now at a mysterious slant… gently questioning the undulations of the bay…In my hometown accross […] Read more »

of Potential and Possibility

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I got in an argument (I should say a spirited conversation) with a colleague at our recent clergy conference. I made a statement that the notion of an unchanging God, the unmoved mover, a faceless and aloof God, unseen, lost in the heavens is just untenable after having passed through the lens of process, liberation […] Read more »

Of Emerging Reality

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Mary and I just returned from clergy conference where we heard from Phyllis Tickle, noted lay scholar and theologian, who in 2009 wrote an important book called, “The Great Emergence.” In it she chronicles the era changing events since the birth of Christianity, and how these events have affected the life of the church. There is no […] Read more »

Of Following One’s Bliss

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K was having a conversation with our son James yesterday afternoon. She was on her cell phone and I could hear most of both ends of the conversation. He had the day off but had called to tell us about a dish he had prepared in the restaurant the night before….He was all exited about […] Read more »