Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Three Temptations

When the serpent comes to Eve and says, “Is it true what God said?” She says, “No. God actually said…” But from there it is all downhill. The serpent has her questioning. And when she looks at the fruit. It … Continue reading

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2088: Friends’ Running Base of Kansas City

Nelson lived in the time of Trump the First. Trump built the Mexican Wall, repealed the Affordable Care Act, replaced it with Trump Care, and removed the fetters that were preventing the Incorporations from maximizing their profits. Universal Basic Income … Continue reading

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College Years

I’m nobody! Who are you? [Emily Dickinson] I was nobody my Freshman year at KU, just a kid. I was a medium-fish in a huge pond. I was a smart, zany kid from small-town Kansas. That was the way I … Continue reading

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Our Father

YHWH, let my soul rise to meet you as the day rises to meet the sun. Prayers for Others Our Everlasting Father, who is in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your neighborhood and family come. Your Will be … Continue reading

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Waking Up at Four AM

Spiraling Shape by They Might Be Giants This could lead to excellence. Or serious injury. Only one way to know… Go. Go. Go. Go ahead / Wreck your life / That might be good. Who can tell what’s wrong or … Continue reading

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Exodus 2: Truth Speaks to Power

I am teaching a Sunday School class with the working title of “Truth speaks to Power.” This week and next, we are examining the confrontation between Moses and Pharaoh. As much as I would like to be Moses, I feel … Continue reading

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2088: Fast Forward

Over the course of a few years, Nelson watched himself start to resemble his father. His belly expanded, his pants grew wider, and he could no longer pretend that he was an athlete. Then one night he looked down at … Continue reading

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