Category Archives: musings

silence wrestling with complicity

I am struck most by the silence as a response to deep anxiety, my own in particular. Sure, I’m linking, posting, maybe a pointed remark in my classroom. But outside, I’m slipping between public spaces. I want to disrupt hate … Continue reading

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Psalm 138: Settling and Unsettling

Psa. 138     Of David. 1    I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. 2          I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for … Continue reading

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Moment of incarnation

I collected this strange group of quotes related to my own search for light in darkness, belonging, hope, and humanity. Don’t let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment, that was known as … Continue reading

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Self

I had to be and to remain whoever I had become as a person before coming there.  To be accepted by others, I must first of all know myself and accept myself wherever I happen to be.  In that way, … Continue reading

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Its not easy

Just when I think I recognize the earthly powers and principalities for what they are, Chrysler runs an ad with George Washington in one of their cars.  It is silly.  But, I find the patriotic imagery and music combined with … Continue reading

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Names

Pereginatio’s post on Stringfellow’s writing about Powers and Principalities has me thinking today.  In my church experience, we usually name the beliefs and institutions of the “other” as powers or principalities.  Stringfellow pointing out that the term should/does apply to … Continue reading

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Am I

Stringfellow’s writing is beautiful and powerful.  And, it is so easy to think of politics as external.  My own thoughts are turned inward as I read it.  This year has brought the death of my mother, two aunts, and two … Continue reading

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