Make America America Again (I guess) Garrison Keillor’s in good form since retirement. I hope to retire so eloquently. “Maybe God did Choose Trump” (Chicago Tribune) His incisive and acerbic wit brought me back to Clinton’s fine and appropriate term to describe a large slice of the Trump-pie: “Deplorable” No one seemed to look the […]Read More The Deplorable President
Not so long ago, in a land not so far away (actually on an island in the Pacific Northwest), I wrote a little novel–call it a novella–that to my knowledge has been read by one person. He used to work for a publishing company and said he very much liked the book. So, there’s your […]Read More Jesus Meets John Muir
For the holiday season, I’m unwrapping this little piece I wrote a few years ago about “Holy Babies.” (also posted on Patheos here) Here’s a teaser: “What do we do with Baby Religion? When faith gathers around a child, a “special” or “divine” child, what does this mean for us?” “We can choose to celebrate […]Read More God’s Birth, and Other Bedtime Stories
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“I loved a few books much; but I loved Nature, in all those material examples and subtle expressions, with a love passing all the books of the world.” ~John Burroughs, Notes on Walt Whitman (1867) I purchased a new shredder a few weeks ago. Seeing the pages chewed down into fine little bits is a good […]Read More Recycling Scriptures
A woman named Vicki responded to my last post about Operation Christmas Child, another attempt by Franklin Graham and his evangelistic machine to reach poor kids this season with the gospel of Christ (slipped in with toys and a flashlight). I essentially said that I find their gift of shoeboxes a disrespectful and dishonest way to […]Read More Blessed are the Poor Children. . .Now, Let’s Save Their Little Lost Souls
I think it’s wonderful when a holiday season brings out the best in us, when we feel good giving to those nearby or far away. Seeing the joy of children is a gift in itself. And we hope the smiles of joy are not the result of adults using them for their own agenda. Even […]Read More Christmas is for (Saving) Children