conjectural navel gazing; jesus in lint form

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What [Silent] Protest Will You Make? #staywokeadvent

Posted December 17, 2014 @ 8:59am | by Tripp

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is for those who fear him...

 

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The Sincerity of Doubt #occupycomps

Posted December 16, 2014 @ 2:42pm | by Tripp

The grand daddy of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther, once proclaimed, "Here I stand, I can do no other." It has been offered again and again as a proclamation of faith, of the immovable certainty of what one believes. I want to offer it an apophatic utterance, a statement of...

 

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I Do Nothing Alone #occupycomps

Posted December 13, 2014 @ 11:19am | by Tripp

The sun is out. After several days of rain, it's a friendly face hovering in the sky. Our drought is by no means over, but the generous rains have been graciously received even if they did flood some underpasses.I am sitting at my dining room table trying to motivate myself to get at...

 

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And again... #Scrooge

Posted December 9, 2014 @ 1:38pm | by Tripp

You can correct me with your calendrical fundamentalism until you are Advent blue in the face. I really don't care.Christmas is upon us once again. It looms on the horizon, a clove-scented spectre festooned with ribbons and baubles. I am, as always, become the Scrooge, the Grinch. It...

 

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Too Much To Do

Posted December 2, 2014 @ 6:07pm | by Tripp

Woah. So much woah.Once again I am overbooked. It's odd, really. I never see it coming. One would think that after so many experiences of doing too much I would begin to recognize the symptoms long before the actual thing happened. But no. And there's really no room to give away,...

 

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On Babies, Comps, and Working

Posted December 1, 2014 @ 10:02am | by Tripp

Woah. So much woah.We are old people. Okay, I am an old person. My wife does not think she is old. She has always been wiser than I. This kind of age is a state of mind in the general, but every so often my body likes to remind me that I am no longer twenty-five. The physical stress of a...

 

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