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Jonah!

Jonah – a prophet who defied God.  The Prodigal Son’s elder brother – a man who refused to forgive.  What if they met? Read an excerpt from my short story, “Jonah,” here:  http://www.tuscanypress.com/blog/jonah-short-story-submission.php. Comments welcome!

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A Theology of Oreo Cookies

Forrest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates.”  But I think life is like an Oreo cookie.  The bottom cookie is the world as we know it.  The top cookie is heaven.  They do not exist apart, but … Continue reading

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Grace

God’s grace is one of the greatest of mysteries.  I think a fitting Advent preparation for Christmas would be to try to comprehend more of this great gift than we ever have before.  Paul Tillich described it this way: “Grace … Continue reading

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Love and Marriage

Looking at marriage from the perspective of 30-odd years’ experience is quite different from looking at it as a teen-age observer, a newlywed, or a young parent.  My love and I find ourselves talking quite often about how we were, … Continue reading

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Pre-Easter Ponderings

Holy Saturday.  Thursday was Maundy Thursday, with an evening church service to celebrate the institution of the Eucharist.  It ended with the stripping of the altar, in which every ornament is removed.  At the end, the altar is completely bare, … Continue reading

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Two Reviews of The Forest

I’m delighted to post these two reviews.  Enjoy! The Forest, a review by Barbara Gilcrest What a gentle book!  To open the cover of The Forest is to step into the world of the Graybarks  where Timkin lives with his … Continue reading

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Original Innocence

Innocence.  Here is a word with layers.  Mostly, we tend to think of innocence in a juridical sense, as meaning “not guilty of a specific crime.”  But there is also a deeper sense, which we call the innocence of children.  … Continue reading

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Books Now Available!

At last, at last!  Please look to the right on your screen, and click on “Books.”  The Forest and The Wisdom of Ambrose are here, and available at the on-line sources shown, as well as from me personally.  I don’t … Continue reading

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New Year Reflection

1/1/11:  Our family’s New Year’s tradition is to spend some time journaling about the year past – what it has been for us, what it means to us – and then look ahead into the new year to try to … Continue reading

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Advent

Advent.  Such an ignored season, submerged under the flood of Christmas – no, X-mas – excess.  Imagine, expecting people to enter into four weeks of silence, introspection, and contemplation, just when the tree has to go up, gifts have to … Continue reading

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