Monthly Archives: January 2009

Tutoring for Leap

I’m having a great time tutoring a third grader through Volunteers of America at Central Elementary. More tutors are needed.

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Casting out demons this Sunday . . .

This Sunday, I'm preaching (in Sanctuary service this week) from the Epiphany 4A text of Mark 1:21-28, which is about Jesus entering the synagogue and wowing everyone with his teaching and his authority to cast demons out of a man. … Continue reading

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What I’m reading today . . .

I just started Jim Wallis' latest book, The Great Awakening:  Seven Ways to Change The World.  I am constantly inspired and challenged by what he writes, how he lives and what he contributes to the world.  I'll throw in some … Continue reading

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Stinky Situation

The issue of whether or not to allow a new recycling facility in town has put city leaders and other folks between a used diaper and hard place (my attempt at humor on a Monday morning).  It would be great … Continue reading

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I Knew They Would Refer To Milli Vanilli

Some music for inauguration was taped, not live . . . Story here

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Brueggemann shares thoughts on economy

A Conversation with Walter Brueggemann, Sojourners Magazine/February 2009. Walter Brueggemann talks with Sojourners’ Assistant Editor Jeannie Choi about the culture of autonomy as the cause of the economic crisis, and the spirit of community that could bring us to true … Continue reading

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Apples for White House

I just finished reading New York Times Magazine’s feature, “Obama’s People,” a slideshow or who’s who of movers and shakers to watch. I really like his cabinet picks, but noted how many of them were holding a Blackberry (and some … Continue reading

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Missional Running?

This is a great story about Anne Mahlum, a “crazy blond” runner who instead of just running past the homeless, she decided to stop and make a difference.  My favorite part of this story is the account one of the … Continue reading

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Missional Running?

This is a great story about Anne Mahlum, a “crazy blond” runner who instead of just running past the homeless, she decided to stop and make a difference.  My favorite part of this story is the account one of the … Continue reading

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What To Do After 25 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

I posted on Rickie Johnson’s wrongful imprisonment before and the Times has an update on what Rickie has been up to below.  I still can’t get my mind around having to spend 25 years in prison for a crime I … Continue reading

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