Monthly Archives: March 2013

Dawn on Easter Morning

As I await the rising of the sun this Easter morning, my thoughts are on how the Resurrection of Jesus Christ puts life into perspective. In a few days I begin chemo treatments for cancer. Part of me says I … Continue reading

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Life is fascinating!

What an amazing thing is this process called life! When you get enough years under your belt, you realize how short is the time from birth to death, even for those who live to a ripe old age. The shortness … Continue reading

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Feet of Clay

It never ceases to amaze me how much good can come from flawed human beings. A recent review essay in The Nation discusses one of America’s greatest scientists, the nineteenth figure Louis Agassiz. Never heard of him? Perhaps that’s because, … Continue reading

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The Richness of God’s Gifts

Retirement has given me the luxury of pursuing my interest in family history. Thanks to the Internet, finding family and friends from the past is easier than ever.  These past couple of weeks I have reconnected with three people who … Continue reading

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Pope Francis

Bonhoeffer and Pope Francis One of the most important experiences in the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer was his two-month visit to Rome in the late spring of 1924, when he was just 18. With his already rich knowledge of history … Continue reading

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Film Review: “When I Rise”, bio of Barbara Smith Conrad

Film Review: “When I Rise” (available on Netflix) This is a documentary, a biography. It is unusually riveting both because the film itself is so well done and especially because of the remarkable story it tells, the story of an … Continue reading

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