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, [...]
Archive for November, 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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]