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The Power of Failure

Posted February 1, 2016 @ 12:55pm | by Tripp

And so we begin again. I have such a positive attitude about these things, you know. Ha! Please bear with me as I share my muddled anxieties here amidst various musings about authenticity, music, liturgy, and semiotics. You're going to see both over the next few weeks. I'll be less directly...

 

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#occupycomps

Posted January 18, 2016 @ 11:45pm | by Tripp

And so it begins. Today, in the winter cool of Berkeley's January, I am back at it. #occupycompsLast year at this time, I started writing in earnest. I took three timed exams over the course of the season. Cramming. Ploughing. Streaming. I'm not at all certain what to call it when you...

 

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I am under assault by the holiday zeitgeist

Posted January 3, 2016 @ 6:08am | by Tripp

There is a certain heartbreak that comes with the Holidays. I have an odyssean obsession to return to a normal that never was. There has never been an idyllic Christmas. Bing's protestations and longings be damned, we've never been that. But that vision haunts me no less. I am under assault by the...

 

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Hope, Desire, and Turning Around

Posted December 14, 2015 @ 8:35am | by Tripp

There can be no hope without prayer. There can be no prayer without hope. Born in the image of God, it is our nature to long for the fruition of hope long-coming. This is why despair is oft considered a sin by many of the old teachers. To despair is to deny the image of God within us. It is to deny...

 

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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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My Trouble With #UNCO15

Posted October 27, 2015 @ 9:55pm | by Tripp

Yeah, that is a little clickbaity. Sorry about that.I am sitting in the rocking chair at home. EP is asleep on my chest. Today was the second of the three-day un-conference at San Francisco Theological Seminary. It is the third year I have attended and I am finding myself experiencing my usual...

 

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