Monthly Archives: January 2014


When someone told me that boiling water freezes faster than water at room temperature, I was flooded with doubt.  For water to boil, it has to reach 212 degrees Fahrenheit.  For water to freeze, it has to reach 32 degrees … Continue reading

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A Quick Thought about Rich Mullins

There’s a movie making the rounds that tells the posthumous story of Christian musician Rich Mullins.   “Who is Rich Mullins?”  Think John the Baptist + Billy Joel.  He used his amazing piano skills to say provocative (yet God-honoring) things. … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reading — Out Loud

For the sake of my own study and meditation, I (usually) record myself reading the lectionary for the coming week and then post the audio on SoundCloud.  This makes it easy for me to listen throughout the day from several … Continue reading

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Why was Jesus Baptized?

Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.  But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”  Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; … Continue reading

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Bored (with Spiritual Formation)?

If you’re bored with life -you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things- you don’t have enough goals. -Lou Holtz In Coach Lou’s context, this might mean running or eating only egg whites or counting … Continue reading

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God Does New Things

See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.  (Isaiah 42:9) God tends to do new things.  Humans tend to keep doing old things.   I confess: … Continue reading

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Many Snow

A clap of thunder shook me out of my twin bed and sent me running to the window.  Snow. Snow that was deep enough to take away the definition of the front yard by smoothing the contour of the land. … Continue reading

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Liberal Arts track or not, Don Quixote ends up on the radar of most post-high gen ed requirements.  To a music major like me, any college class that didn’t start with the prefix MUS (MUS 201 = Music Theory II) … Continue reading

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