Dec 19 2014

Beguine Again: Gratitude for a good laugh!

It’s been a busy and stressful Christmas season for me, as I am certain it is for many others. That seems to be the way it goes in this time.  So tonight I took some time off from all that and went to see a play with a good friend.  We saw Sorry Wrong Chimney…

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Dec 19 2014

connexions: Mary’s manifesto — a hymn

In Mary’s song of praise and peace
we call “Magnificat”,
a peasant maiden mocked the claims
of earth’s proud plutocrats.
An angel whispered, “You’re the one
who’ll carry heaven’s child.”
The girl, in fearful faith, said, “Yes!”
but barely forced a smile.
She went to see a kindred soul,
who praised what God would do;
yet Mary felt a deep unease
about the coming coup.
But then […]

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Dec 18 2014

One Man Show: War on Earth, Ill Will Toward Men

  Sometimes the season of “peace on earth, goodwill toward all” isn’t. Certainly this is one of those times. Recent acts of violence by the Taliban, ISIS and Boko Haram have rocked the civilized world. As Christians, we often feel helpless in the face of such evil and think there is nothing we can do. We […]

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Dec 18 2014

Holli Long: O’ Christmas Tree

About a month ago, I brought a dear friend of mine and her beautiful family out to a local tree farm to test it out for a future holiday shoot location.  As you can see, they were such lovely models.  These […]

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Dec 18 2014

Methodist Doctrine, Spirit, Discipline: The International Military Pilgrimage

This is finals week at UNO.  Studying for three comprehensive exams has left little time for anything else.  Only one thing managed to cut through the fog of finals, an episode from the PBS series Sacred Journeys.  In the initial install…

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Dec 18 2014

Strange Christianity: What difference does being a Christian make in your life?

Our church recently had several small groups go through Unbinding the Gospel by Martha Grace Reese, a study on evangelism and the problems facing many mainline denominations. One of the fundamental questions of the book is what difference does being a Christian make in my life? At first this question might sound kind of strange. The most […]

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