conjectural navel gazing; jesus in lint form

Venite and Progress

Posted November 20, 2015 @ 9:09am | by Tripp

Come, let us sing unto the Lord. It’s an ancient sentiment predating the Temple worship in Jerusalem. One of my favorite little bits of textual archaeology is to look through the old hymns from Babylon and Sumeria that exist and see how the Psalmists borrowed or used the same kind of language...


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I will do better.

Posted November 19, 2015 @ 10:31am | by Tripp

The public speech online is terrifying. From all sides, it seems to me that we have lost the ability to listen to one another. I find myself firing off smartass quips rather than reasonable responses even to unreasonable statements. I wonder if we might not do better somehow. Fear mongers...


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My Silent Obedience

Posted November 17, 2015 @ 2:30pm | by Tripp

My heart is heavy. I'm sitting here in my office at the seminary trying wrap my mind around what is the clear and present danger of the military trajectory of NATO and others against ISIS. I am watching my social media streams come undone over arguments over the Syrian refugee crisis and...


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Chaotic Soundings #Mixtape

Posted November 16, 2015 @ 10:52pm | by Tripp

Little snores resonate beside me as my infant son snoozes in the early evening. There are little elephants scattered all over his pajamas. Cars roll past the window. My spouse is working down the hall. The humidifier gurgles from time to time.This is the music that accompanies me right...


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A few days later...

Posted November 11, 2015 @ 9:58am | by Tripp

Last Saturday I was confirmed into the Episcopal Church. I joked on Monday morning that Monday felt just like every other Monday I had experienced to date. It was a joke about Mondays and their all-powerful hold on me. Meh. Mondays.Some folk took the post to a more serious place and shared how...


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Love Is The Alpha and The Omega

Posted November 10, 2015 @ 2:52pm | by Tripp

No doubt by now you have heard the story of the red Starbucks cup. It seems that Joshua Feuerstein, a YouTube celebrity and former pastor, had some problems with the company. We could spend a good deal of time wondering why anyone would expect Starbucks to be overly Christian about anything. We...


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