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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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And so it continues...

Posted November 3, 2015 @ 1:00pm | by Tripp

As you might imagine, I have quite a few prayer books at home. It's an occupational hazard. I have prayer books from the last century or more. Some are Christian. Some are Jewish. I even have this neat old translation of some Sumerian liturgies that I picked up from the Oriental Institute at...

 

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Mandonoodling and Rumi Again

Posted January 8, 2015 @ 1:52pm | by Tripp

I used to get up in the morning and make these little videos of my playing mandolin or something. The purpose was simply to get me playing, to get these morning musical meditations on my radar by making them at least a little social. I hate making music alone. It's like drinking alone....

 

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U2: The Art of Hitting One's Stride

Posted September 10, 2014 @ 3:54pm | by Tripp

Perhaps you heard. U2 has a new album. You can download it from iTunes for free right now. Go. I'll wait. It's free. Yes, free. This is what has my mind spinning right now. Bono wrote:"It’s also free to everyone on iTunes thanks to Apple. To celebrate the ten...

 

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Nothing

Posted March 3, 2014 @ 2:07pm | by Tripp

There’s nothing to report except that reporting is something even when it is a reporting of nothing. I keep rearranging the deck furniture these days. That’s what it feels like. I’m working through a variety of responsibilities and opportunities all in some vain attempt at...

 

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Seeger Links and Inspiration

Posted January 28, 2014 @ 11:09pm | by Tripp

How is it that someone we have not met could have such a profound influence upon us no less? I have never met Pete Seeger, but I have always admired him. He died yesterday, January 27th, 2014. Superstitiously, I cannot help but notice that he died on my birthday. A friend pointed that fact out...

 

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