Category: Practical Theology

The white post became black

The white post became black

Read this in 1 min “If you leave a white post alone it will soon be a black post. If you particularly want it to be white you must be always painting it again; that is, you must be always having a revolution.” G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy My personal email account has more than 300 unread emails in it. Most …

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What is it about snow?

What is it about snow?

Read this in 1 min It snowed yesterday. And last night. And as I left for work this morning. What is it about snow? How does snow make an ordinary neighborhood extraordinary? How does snow make the world stop its manic strife? Is there any silence like unto the silence of a snow-covered landscape?   Snow takes the mundane and …

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the irrelevant church

the irrelevant church

Read this in 1 min “Jeff,” heralds the nurse. I stand up and move toward her, coat in hand, stuffing my phone into a pocket. There follows a series of uncomfortable moments. I step onto the scale. The weights clink as she shifts them, moving and awkward number of them to the right in order to offset my bulk on the …

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the power of the uncomfortable

the power of the uncomfortable

Read this in 1 min Ash trays on the coffee table.  Rotary telephones. The card catalog. An LP. Things that once seemed perfectly normal can–with the passage of time–become completely foreign. They belong to a world that has ceased to exist. That doesn’t mean they don’t have value. Some do. Others, not so much. There’s pleasure in a long draw …

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