Monthly Archives: November 2007

remembering Earl

It’s Friday morning and I’m staring at the computer, doing everything EXCEPT writing a funeral meditation for Earl’s service. And a sermon on the paradox of incarnation for Sunday. The paradox of community is that on Sunday I carried newly … Continue reading

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from the #2 city

As a Michigander successfully transplanted in St. Louis, I watch the annual unveiling of “Most Dangerous City” (CQ Press) with particular interest. St. Louis dodged the bullet this year as the title went back to Detroit, the long heralded “Murder … Continue reading

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in search of green

The good book says that ‘the love of money is the root of all evil’. Although there is nothing inherently bad about money, our love for it leads us down the slippery slope. Understandably then, in a world where two … Continue reading

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school lunch for draft dodgers

Compromise is killing our children. Compromise in the school cafeteria has become seriously dangerous according to my thirteen year old. A good eater who actually likes fresh vegetables, he has always had difficulty eating school lunch. With two working parents, … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of the Kin-dom

Occasionally we catch a glimpse of the kin-dom, often most visible in the rearview mirror. Last Sunday we received a wonderful group of new members at EUCC. As I was putting together the service, I knew that this was a … Continue reading

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