Archive for November, 2009

My Street

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Fresno is a grid, a veritable checkerboard of a city. Except for the downtown area, all the streets either run east-west, or north-south, and they are long, stretching beyond the city proper, and out into the countryside, and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. This post is about one such street in Fresno, [...]

Thanksgiving Prayer

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

I thank you Lord for your sovereign faithfulness to your covenant with  our father, Abraham through which you you sent your son to judge the world, and secure our redemption, so that all things and everyone may be restored to communion with you.

A Panel of Three and A Song

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

I am obsessed with judgment day, particularly as it is understood within the Christian Tradition, however, my obsession leads me to imagine multiple variations on a theme, of which I thought I would share one with you in this post. So here it goes. ******* It is the end of the age, and I am [...]

Clothe Yourselves

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. -Galatians 3:26-27 ******* I have repeatedly been impressed by the idea of being clothed in Christ. Most recently I was watching an episode of “White Collar,” a new show on [...]

Hothouse Flowers

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

I first came across Hothouse Flowers on the Tonight Show back when Carson was the host. They did a rendition of “I Can See Clearly Now” that was soulful, subtle, and powerful, and from that time on I have been a fan. As a young man who loved to cruise the backroads of the Northern [...]

Unfettered Thanks

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

The hard thing about receiving grace is that it transcends and undermines all norms of the world, the very norms that have had a profound influence on how we are personally substantiated and oriented to the world. The biblical concept of grace is a clear expression of God’s sovereignty, and thus it is not subject [...]

What Are You Missing?

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Check out the following story from “Bits of Wisdom” about an experiment performed by the Washington Post regarding perception, beauty, and the tyranny of the urgent. ******* Something to think about…. Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. [...]