We leave Lynchburg tomorrow morning. Most likely, we will leave about six o'clock in the morning and drive, drive, drive. Tonight some of Trish's family came over. I cooked. Well, I made a couple of things for the pot luck: bread and a kickbutt pasta salad with grilled salmon in it. It was a good time.
We did make it downtown for some window shopping. And, as expected, The Inklings ended up with a little of my Christmas Loot. It was a 50% off sale. I was helpless!
Erdman, Charles R. The Gospel of Mark The Westminster Press, Philadelphia, Pa. 1928
Seidenspinner, Clarence Form and Freedom in Worship Willett, Clark & Company, Chicago and New York, 1941
Theilicke, Helmut The Trouble With The Church Harper & Row Publishers, New York, NY, 1965
I am looking forward to all three.
I also received a belated gift from Trish's parents. Robin Bullock has several CD's out there. I recommend them all. The latest for my library is Between Earth and Sky. Inside the jewel case is the following quotation.
Music is a way of being in the world. It becomes an integral part of existence, is inseparably connected with it; it is an ethical category, no longer merely an aesthetic one. - Pierre Boulez
It figures that I would provide a textual quotation from a CD. But there you go. There is a brief quotation from Theilicke: "The one who takes a position exposes themself." It would seem that preaching in the mid-sixties was at a low. The great theologian wanted to shake things up a bit. I will look forward to this missive.
Two links to pop in on: AKMA links to an interesting podcasting story. And a friend sent me this link to Mother Jones.
See you all soon!