If You Can’t Go Over It, then…

One of L’s favorite books, and if we’re being completely honest mine as well, is “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt.” It’s a great adventure story that begs to be interacted with, the pitter-patter of hands on your legs for running, the squishy sounds for mud, you all have been there before, right? Well, the lineContinue reading “If You Can’t Go Over It, then…”

Getting Ready for a New Year in Seminary?

As another school year is starting up for all you seminary students I thought I’d link to a few trips and tricks posts I’ve written over the years. Hopefully you find them helpful. So This Is Your First Year In Seminary? Tips, Tricks and Other Advice A Resource Guide For the Start of the NewContinue reading “Getting Ready for a New Year in Seminary?”

There is No Time for Weeping (Jeremiah 8)

I thought I would post what I would have said, if I would have preached the other day. (Given that please forgive the very unpolished nature of this piece). The love of a Parent is powerful. For instance, the other night L came running into our room balling. Now typically, I sleep like a rockContinue reading “There is No Time for Weeping (Jeremiah 8)”

Questions for Jeremiah 8:18-9:1

At Camas Friends, we have a variety of ways in which we do the “message” portion of our service. Generally I preach, but not always. Sometimes we have a discussion around the text, sometimes we utilized drama or interview like portions to add to the mix, sometimes we invite people up from our community toContinue reading “Questions for Jeremiah 8:18-9:1”

Tell all the Truth but tell it slant

Thinking about this poem today: Tell all the Truth but tell it slant— Success in Cirrcuit lies Too bright for our infirm Delight The Truth’s superb surprise As Lightening to the Children eased With explanation kind The Truth must dazzle gradually Or every man be blind— via Tell all the Truth but tell it slantContinue reading “Tell all the Truth but tell it slant”

Brent Bill: A Modest Proposal – For the Revitalization of the Quaker Message in the United Staes

Brent Bill, Quaker, author, convergent Friend, and all around good guy, is beginning a series on his blog that I am really looking forward to. In it he’s going to be looking at what the Quaker message is for today. I admitted that I had some interest in the future of the Friends message inContinue reading “Brent Bill: A Modest Proposal – For the Revitalization of the Quaker Message in the United Staes”

Turning Messages Of Hate Into Poetry of Love

Came across this yesterday. It’s a really cool blog called God Loves Poetry. It’s a group of people subverting the hateful message of Westboro Baptist Church. Turning their anger into messages of hope with a black marker and some creativity. It’s a simple act, but it reminds us just how inspiring and powerful a simpleContinue reading “Turning Messages Of Hate Into Poetry of Love”