• Posts Tagged ‘john berger’

    approach . . .

    by  • December 31, 2018 • america, community, hope • 3 Comments

    For many years now, my Facebook post on New Year’s Eve has been a line from a Counting Crows song: long December and there’s reason to believe maybe this year will be better than the last . . . . I began to realize that next year never seemed to come through. It wasn’t...

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    advent journal: habitation

    by  • December 18, 2018 • advent journal, faith, home, poetry • 3 Comments

    A season isn’t something that befalls you, it is something that you inhabit. —John Berger, The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger habitation in the fulness of time they hit the road when the days were accomplished they stayed a couple of nights then they went back home when the king got...

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    advent journal: commas of care

    by  • December 5, 2017 • advent journal, hope, kindness • 4 Comments

    For a long time now, the comma has been an important symbol for the United Church of Christ. You have to love a denomination that finds metaphor in punctuation. The idea started with the “God Is Still Speaking” campaign that played off of a Gracie Allen quote—“Never put a period where God has placed...

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    wild goose ride

    by  • June 27, 2012 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    A number of years ago a woman named Martha, who went to school with me at Nairobi International School (NIS) when we were both in ninth grade, contacted as many of us as she could and compelled us to get together again. The invitation was too good to turn down: I had not seen...

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    bejeweled

    by  • June 19, 2012 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    “Until I met you, I would have been unable to name the transformation that was taking place. Today, at my late age, I name it — the fusion of love.”                — John Berger, And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos  bejeweled I have spent the afternoon in Old Havana(the sandwich shop, that is)with...

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    lenten journal: hold on, hold on . . .

    by  • March 19, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Next Sunday I am going to be a part of a bluegrass group that will be the service musicians for our morning worship. Most of the group is one family – parents and three boys, all of whom play instruments. The youngest one, who is six or seven, plays the mandolin likes it’s part...

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    lenten journal: onward, christian artists . . .

    by  • March 15, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    “Study the faces of the new tyrants,” Berger says has he begins the last section of his book, Bento’s Sketchbook: How Does the Impulse to Draw Something Begin? What follows is a series of incisive descriptions: They are impeccably dressed and their tailoring is reassuring, like the silhouette of high-security delivery vans. They have...

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