With the Swedenborgians on a two-week hiatus, I thought I’d try worship elsewhere, and had my father’s mother’s ancestors in mind when I tried a nearby church, since this would be the church they would have attended had they visited Washington in 1904. Well, I’ll never get that hour and a half back. Here are… Continue reading Unfortunate worship service
Getting a touch sentimental – and refreshed in my convication on the value of marriage. Going back and doing some long overdue record keeping. After every wedding I do, I keep a copy of the marriage licence (or, if a wedding service between two persons of the same sex, some other record of the day)… Continue reading Weddings memories
The genre of reality television is my new vice. (If you watch network TV, what option do you have?) Tonight’s entry, Amish in the City had the makings of something tawdry and insulting. What happened? I was as good a model for exploring differing worldviews in microcosm that TV is likely to produce, and for… Continue reading Verging towards reality
My dear friend Banshee (at the risk of getting a raised eyebrow from her) has it wrong, wrong, wrong about Theresa Heinz Kerry. The most she is guilty-of is misusing a nauticalism. In context, it sounds like she sould have said “shove off” rather than “shove it.” She doesn’t sound the type to put up… Continue reading THK’s faux-nauticalism
My new guilty pleasure is the CBS almost-reality show, The Amazing Race. This week, the remaining dyads made it from Patagonia to St. Petersburg. Each team had a challenge in the latter city: drink a shot of vodka “Cossack-style” (with the glass balanced on the broad side of a sword; I kept wondering how much… Continue reading Christianity suspected in Russia
My summer bus to-and-fro’ work reading is Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief by Huston Smith. His The World’s Religions probably rests on more UU congregational library shelves than the Bible. I’m digging into it, and it is a plain and popular (but hardly simplistic) review of… Continue reading Summer reading: Huston Smith
I will restore their fortunes, the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters and the fortunes of Samaria and her daughters, and I will restore your own fortunes along with theirs, in order that you may bear your disgrace and be ashamed of all that you have done, becoming a consolation to them. Ezekiel 16:53-54 Hubby… Continue reading The incomplete word and Israel
Now that Hubby and I are in DSL Heaven, I should be blogging more frequently. Oh, but since I’m working a pack-a-lunch, get-on-a-bus, forty-hour type job, it makes more sense to fold the other two blogs back into this one. Which I’ll do eventually.
Well, we’re about four weeks after General Assembly, and there is still not a lick of coverage of the Christian events at General Assembly, and the Magi Network’s “Great Commission” program (which I think was slated for coverage) isn’t even there any more. Now may I complain?
I will again be preaching at the Church of the Holy City, at the corner of 16th and Corcoran Streets, NW, Washington, this Sunday in case anyone is interested. No topic to announce yet, but the texts will be from the Revised Common Lectionary. Note, Hubby and I will have DSL come this Monday which… Continue reading Preaching this Sunday