“We can’t fix the economic damage of the pandemic, without fixing the pandemic” — Rachel Maddow on tonight’s newscast
“Shut it down, start over, do it right.” A letter to our leaders from 150 health experts. https://uspirg.org/resources/usp/shut-it-down-start-over-do-it-right
The “Christian Right” are the modern day Gnostics. They seem to easily adapt their “spirituality” to an ethic and a concept of a Kingdom that is detached from the lives of people where they are, and cling instead to some romanticized, “knowledge/docgtrinal based” system of verbal confession. One must “pose things in the right wording’ in order to be among Continue Reading
(This post was originally posted two years ago today, on Facebook. It showed up today on my Facebook “Memories”) I am intrigued with the eagerness people seem to have to “expose” eco-theological concerns as some form of idolatry, and thus apostasy. It strikes me as rather blind to the clear ecological consciousness of Scripture; which should be recognized from the very Continue Reading
Looks like another wedding weekend is happening across the street. Clumps of people (6-7) coming and going, maskless, in and out of the building yesterday, for what would seem to fit the pattern of a rehearsal dinner. I’ll be looking later on to see if the same behavior persists (wedding attenders of the ceremony plus reception, mask-less, singing, celebrating). I Continue Reading
Great 3 minute explanation of Covid-19 and why this is an important hashtag: #DontBeAVector (HT Rebekah Sides)
After Trump said he would send agents to more cities, Philly’s district attorney lays out how he might criminally charge federal officers. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-22/philly-d-a-threatens-to-arrest-federal-agents
I saw some pictures of a party , most of them with people in them at distances of over 6 feet AND wearing masks. One picture, at a closer distance (about 3 feet), had a “Masks On” version AND a “No-Masks” version. Do these people think that they can basically say to the virus (“Off the record here, this is Continue Reading
I had to get out of my space until a church service rehearsal and live stream to follow is over. I sometimes just don’t have the patience or desire to keep hearing “praise choruses” that say nothing but how “God is great” and “his name is holy”. God is those things, I believe, but I also worship a God who Continue Reading
The song that’s been echoing since it was featured in “This Is Us” this past week. Not been easy.
What a story. Inspiring. And much for us to ponder as we plumb the depths of our own denial, and how often and to what extent we insist on “salvaging” our own ways of living, despite the evidence that it is killing everything around us.
Four and a half months! That’s how long since I posted in WordPress on my blog! It’s been an ordeal that has torn me away, with the sale of the house, in the midst of and as a result of the divorce. I’ve been devastated, to say the least. I’m in Cincinnati, staying “at 1801” (which is 1801 Mills Ave.) Continue Reading