Doves and Pigeons

“Pigeons and doves share certain features which is why there is no strict division between them.” (from the wonderfully titled pigeonpedia.com) What is the difference between a dove and a pigeon? It seems a dove by any other name would be a pigeon. But, honestly, does a pigeon smell as sweet as a dove? Doves […]

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Theology of Christmas Vacation

Having watched Christmas Vacation a million times, I only recently noticed its theology. I suppose I was too busy laughing, but mixed between Cousin Eddie in the driveway and blazing sled rides, is the common beliefs of America. You find it when the prayer over a dry turkey becomes the Pledge of Allegiance. It is […]

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Cause and Effect

I poured a cup of coffee, but before I could sit down at my computer, Meg had a task for me. So the coffee sat down while I went to get a ladder. She was up on the counters stringing lights and Ezekiel was playing in the fake snow (actually couch stuffing we bought years […]

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Peace

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Mt 5:9 I prayed for lots of things yesterday. Including a decisive presidential win. But I went to bed late and woke up early to the same undecided states. There will be no quick victory. Only more waiting. I feel like my kids […]

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1 in 5 Churches Will Close

“They’re recognizing that the relationships they thought were much deeper with people were actually not as deep as they expected,” Kinnaman of the Barna Group — NPR Interview. The pandemic shutdown emptied church buildings and propelled ministers into Technology 101. I learned how to stream and develop new ways to connect beyond in-person. As a […]

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