Archive for January, 2011

It’s 5:00 somewhere

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

This Saturday, we are taking a couple to the South Dakota symphony. And, like every Saturday evening that we take a couple to the symphony, we will raise our glasses to Walt and Jan Bouman. Walt was a professor of mine in seminary, and in most every way was larger than life.  In size alone, [...]

“Injustice in Health Care is the Most Shocking and Inhumane:” MLK, Jr., Soteria, and the Push to Repeal Health Care

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Dear all, Today I’m posting something a bit out-of-the ordinary for what I’ve typically done with OMG. It’s the text of a speech I made at a press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 18th, sponsored by the South Dakota Democrats and the South Dakota wing of Organizing for America, the morphed body of Obama for America [...]

MLK, Jr., crosshairs, amygdalae, and agape

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Next Monday we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Quite coincidentally, yesterday I stumbled upon King’s words taken from “A Time to Break Silence,” 1967. Listen. Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence, when it helps us to see the enemy’s point of view, to hear his questions, to know his [...]

An Epiphany about Metabolized Theology

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Monday morning I had a fortunate exchange with a friend of mine.  When we run into each other, which happily occurs a lot, we immediately move beyond the weather and get into the grit of life. Really, actually, immediately.  Like in the Markan sense, for whom everything happened ‘immediately.’ Go look it up. Anyway, immediately [...]