Archive for December, 2011

Christmas Morning, Christmas Mourning

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Today we awoke to a Christmas Day for the picture books. We are in Anchorage, Alaska, and the trees are covered with inches of fresh snow from the night skies.  The mountains behind my sister’s house are straining to be seen, but we know that they are lurking behind the clouds.  I’m not sure whether [...]

Old Jesus probably would’ve puked

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Those are Holden Caulfield’s words, not mine, from J.D. Salinger’s book The Catcher in the Rye. He finds himself at Radio City Music hall for their Christmas festival.  I’m excerpting the whole Passage of Interest: I came in when the goddam stage show was on. The Rockettes were kicking their heads off, the way they [...]

OMG Under The Tree

Friday, December 9th, 2011

OMG loves to encourage people to ask the theological questions. And there are a lot. Some days there seem to be more questions than on others. I am speaking from experience. For individuals, couples, or groups who are curious about gaining more knowledge, about clarifying beliefs, about identifying new congregational directions, about wondering out loud, [...]