• Posts Tagged ‘culture’

    think on these things

    by  • January 20, 2010 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Communism forgets that life is individual. Capitalism forgets that life is social, and the kingdom of brotherhood is found neither in the thesis of communism nor the antithesis of capitalism but in a higher synthesis. It is found in a higher synthesis that combines the truths of both. Now, when I say question the...

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    prize musings

    by  • October 13, 2009 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    In the fall of 2000, my friend Jack and I drove from Boston to Stanhope, New Jersey for the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. It was one of my favorite experiences, and I was reminded of it when I came across the poster I bought (and never framed) cleaning up our office/studio here in...

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    bewteen friends

    by  • January 10, 2009 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    My mind is all over the place. Perhaps I would state it better to say my mind has been bombarded by several things that have set it swirling. I can’t help thinking about what is happening in Gaza; part of the reason it bothers me is I feel helpless to do anything about it....

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    I am here

    by  • January 2, 2009 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    I managed to make it through most all of the holiday season with only one or two trips to the mall. Online shopping allowed me the luxury of avoiding the experience of standing in front of the large lighted mall map, trying to figure out how to find a particular purveyor, which also means...

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    that reminds me of an old joke

    by  • October 26, 2008 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Over the past several weeks I’ve had to learn how to send text messages because it is my boss’ preferred way of mobile communication. By accident one day, I pressed a button on my phone that read, “T9word,” and discovered my choice enabled my phone to anticipate the word I was typing, thus speeding...

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    choosing to be christian

    by  • September 28, 2008 • Uncategorized • 7 Comments

    They had already sung two songs before he stepped out from the ensemble from the Durham Rescue Mission to sing a solo. The small group was made up of men who were clients of the mission rather than staff. They were dressed alike in white shirts and brown ties; most of them set their...

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    random notes

    by  • June 24, 2008 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    As I was driving to church yesterday, I heard that Morgan Tsvangirai had withdrawn from the runoff presidential election in Zimbabwe because he couldn’t deal with the violence being inflicted on his supporters by Robert Mugabe’s regime. All indications are that Tsvangirai won the first election and Mugabe doctored the results to cause the...

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    on beyond kingdom

    by  • November 23, 2007 • Uncategorized • 8 Comments

    When my family gets together, the conversation eventually turns to church. On my Cunningham side, it’s the family business going back three generations and we love to talk. On my Brasher side, I married a minister who dives into her faith and her profession with both head and heart; we all have a lot...

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    state of grace

    by  • November 18, 2007 • Uncategorized • 7 Comments

    Today was the first of two Sundays Ginger and I get to share together between her pastorates, if you will. Next Sunday – the first Sunday in Advent – she will lead worship for the first time in Durham as the pastor at Pilgrim UCC. I will admit to leaning toward going nowhere to...

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    god in the dirt

    by  • October 15, 2007 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    I’m an NPR nerd. Several years ago, when we were on a mission trip to Philadelphia, we were walking to see the Liberty Bell and passed the building that houses WHYY. “That’s where Terry Gross is,” I exclaimed. Then I laughed at myself. Sometimes as I drive, I switch over to our local talk...

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