conjectural navel gazing; jesus in lint form

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Mountaintop Quandary

Posted March 2, 2015 @ 9:01am | by Tripp

How do you solve a problem like Lady Gaga? Is she the mother of monsters or is she Julie Andrews' biggest fan? Did you see her on television singing a medley from The Sound of Music? The internet exploded with commentary. Lady Gaga, with much less fanfare and show than people might expect from the...


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Lisa Gungor and Finishing My Degree

Posted February 25, 2015 @ 1:12pm | by Tripp

I am listening to Lisa Gungor's album, "From the Ground." I have always liked her voice. And her collaboration with Michael Gungor (her husband) in the band Gungor is always interesting. Still, he gets the majority of the attention there. His guitar is prominently featured. Lisa's...


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Challenges, Coffee, and the Lack Thereof #occupycomps

Posted February 24, 2015 @ 9:11am | by Tripp

Clearing the cobwebs this morning. First thing that comes to mind is that social media is proving too much a distraction. Usually, it helps with my more extroverted thought processes. It also helps by providing a little (or a lot) cognitive white noise. Not now. I have too much to do in too little...


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Taxonomies Hurt My Brain

Posted February 23, 2015 @ 12:25pm | by Tripp

Soundscape: n. the sonic environment, the sum total of all sounds within any definitive area which surround us as a result of certain historical, technological, and demographic processes. see also: keynote sounds, sound signals, soundmarks (R. Murray Schafer), pious soundscape (Charles...


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To Be Seen

Posted February 18, 2015 @ 5:21pm | by Tripp

Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by themAnd here goes Jesus hamstringing us before we even get started. How, O Gentle Savior, are we to grow and expand our influence if we cannot practice our piety before others? How will they see us? How will they know us?...


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"...a fragile sense of self."

Posted February 5, 2015 @ 9:03am | by Tripp

To say I have a fragile sense of self is to define addiction.Some of you might be downright shocked to know that many clergy have to undergo a three-day battery of psych tests as part of the ordination process. If a significant issue is discovered, say, addiction or something else (you can...


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