August 12, 2020

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Klasie Kraalogies: Love and Marriage – was Frank Sinatra wrong after all?

Love and Marriage – was Frank Sinatra wrong after all? By Klasie Kraalogies A little while ago I was asked a question by Mule, in the context of discussing Matthew Paul Turner’s divorce – and let me quote: I am open to correction on this, especially from David and Klasie, but I think that the […]

JMJ: The South Shall (not) Rise Again!

Ramblings: The South Shall (not) Rise Again! By J. Michael Jones Mike writes at his blog J. Michael Jones • I am a product of the south. There are many things that a true southerner should be proud about…our Confederate history, not one of them. The code name that we southerner’s like to use for […]

Klasie Kraalogies: On Racism, Apartheid, and the demons within (Part 2)

On Racism, Apartheid, and the demons within (Part 2) By Klasie Kraalogies We are not born racist. But, as we are molded by family, religion, culture and society, one can almost state that in most cases, racism is absorbed along with our sugary breakfast cereal. In my own case, I was much more exposed to […]

Klasie Kraalogies: On Racism, Apartheid and the Demons Within (Part 1)

On Racism, Apartheid and the Demons Within (Part 1) By Klasie Kraalogies (Before I start, let me state this: I am addressing racism as the issue I, and most people of European origin are familiar with, and rightly accused of. I am not speaking of other racisms. Those certainly exist, and are nefarious, but it […]

Scott Lencke: Lament in Silence

Note from CM: Thanks to Scott for this thoughtful reminder about the importance of lament prayers — an especially relevant topic during Lent. You can read more of Scott’s writing at The Prodigal Thought. • • • Lament in Silence by Scott Lencke The church has entered the season of Lent. This is a focused […]

Randy Thompson: A Reminiscence of Thanksgivings Past

A Reminiscence of Thanksgivings Past by Randy Thompson I think it’s sad that we, as a country, no longer honor the celebration of Thanksgiving as we once did. Now, it is little more than a kick-off for Christmas-related consumerism, with people showing up at Walmart Thanksgiving Day for “door buster” deals, provided they’re not at […]

Randy Thompson: A Late November Meditation on Memory, Gratitude and Joy

A Late November Meditation on Memory, Gratitude and Joy by Randy Thompson Distinctions can be made between joy and happiness, but generally speaking, making the distinction isn’t worth the effort. Let’s say, simply, that happiness tends to be fueled by specific events and circumstances, while joy is a contentment rooted deep in the heart. Like […]

Walking the Labyrinth, part 2, by Randy Thompson

(The first part was posted Tuesday) Walking a labyrinth is a microcosm of life lived as a disciple of Jesus, a recapitulation of the Christian life as walked between hedges. It is an exercise in faith, trusting that the labyrinth’s designer has seen to it that the obscured pathway through the hedges will indeed arrive […]

Walking a Labyrinth to Get to a Labyrinth, part 1 by Randy Thompson

Until recently, labyrinths weren’t for me. From what I could make out, they were for people seeking that emotional warming oven known as “spirituality,” which may indeed warm but too often only leaves one half-baked.  For the life of me, I couldn’t see the point of labyrinths and certainly couldn’t imagine myself ever walking through […]

Scott Lencke: Space and Place: In the Aftermath of Notre Dame

Scott Lencke Space and Place: In the Aftermath of Notre Dame This past week the world learned of the fires that burst aflame in the Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris. There have been a lot of responses across the spectrum, both amongst religious and non-religious folk. I myself have been interested in the response of […]