Monthly Archives: September 2007

blackwaterusa – our trojan horse

Beware the one bearing gifts. Captivated by the beauty of the gift we are tempted to accept not only the carved wooden marvel, but also the destruction that lies inside. In recent weeks we have learned with painful detail about … Continue reading

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hot off the press!

We’re celebrating good news at church today: September 24, 2007 — The Missouri Foundation for Health announced today a $50,000 grant over two years to Deaconess Parish Nurse Ministries, LLC, to provide a parish nurse to serve both Eden Theological … Continue reading

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Christians united with the Jena 6

Sometimes the surprise is the surprise. A sleepy small town in Louisiana, Jena, is in the news this week and lots of important folk are feigning surprise at the apparent injustice experienced by six young teens in Jena. The facts … Continue reading

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Driving lessons for Andrew Meyer

Greg Freeman was a gifted St. Louis journalist who was instrumental in helping me understand this city that I now call home. Perhaps the most jarring of his articles for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in the years I was reading … Continue reading

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sluggish response

When your teenager is scheduled for a sleep-deprived study, a warning should be issued to the parents. The entire household will be sleep deprived. The experience is a not-so-cheery trip down memory lane to those new baby wake up calls. … Continue reading

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jerry’s foot-in-mouth

My mistake might have been reading the news with my 13-year-old son. After all, Junior High is pretty ruthless. “What’s the big deal?” was his nonchalant reply to the Jerry Lewis blooper. Maybe because of my glare, he offered an … Continue reading

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