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The two halves of life

Richard Rohr has written a fascinating little book titled Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life.  Rohr claims in this work that the first half of life is all about establishing identity, distinctness, production, amassing.  The second half, he says is about unity and letting go.  For Rohr these two halves are  Read more

January 12, 2012 in Bill's Blog by

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Advent, Too

I love what former Trinity Seminary professor Don Luck has to say about Advent:  “Commenting on the social context for her work, Flannery O”Connor has observed: “It is safe to say that while the South is hardly Christ-centered, it is most certainly Christ-haunted” . . . Similarly, we might say that , even though we  Read more

November 29, 2011 in Bill's Blog by

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Advent

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November 29, 2011 in Bill's Blog by

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Freedom

After you finish reading this post, you may conclude that Bill is getting old. I had the radio on in the car today, as I usually do. A well-known country song came on that usually talks about having “my toes and a** in the sand.” The song had been dubbed. A** had been removed. At  Read more

September 5, 2011 in Bill's Blog, Uncategorized by

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Facebook

Facebook has brought such dramatic change to our society. It is a remarkable way to disseminate information and an amazing way to connect to people from your past. I just finished connecting to a college professor of mine with whom I have not spoken for more than 30 years. My worry about FB has to  Read more

September 4, 2011 in Bill's Blog, Uncategorized by

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Betty Ford

It is sad to me that we are saying goodbye to Betty Ford.  She was a very good woman.  I have always appreciated the fact that she was not overtaken by the ideological wing of her party.  She wouldn”t be forced to think in a certain way.  She recognized that life is complex and that  Read more

July 13, 2011 in Bill's Blog by

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The power of song

Ronald Letnus in the recent E-newsletter of the Lutheran Magazine speaks of the “songs that keep him going.”  What are those sings for you? I find “Beauty for Brokenness, hope for despair. Lord, in the suffering, slots this is my prayer” to be words from a song that serve to propel me forward.  What about  Read more

July 5, 2011 in Bill's Blog by

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Being countercultural

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July 1, 2011 in Bill's Blog, Uncategorized by

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Book review of Love Wins by Rob Bell

Rob Bell, pastor from Mars Hill church in Grandville, Michigan, has created quite a little stir in the evangelical community with his book Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived.  Even Time Magazine featured this book on its cover. The stir, it seems to me, is  Read more

July 1, 2011 in Bill's Blog by

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Happy Fourth of July

The fourth of July holiday gives us an opportunity to reflect on the relationship of the faith and patriotism.  Dealing with this issue, it seems to me, requires us to consider the relationship of the universal with the particular.  The Bible seems to emphasize both.  When it describes the final future, the Bible generally highlights  Read more

July 1, 2011 in Bill's Blog by

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