• Posts Tagged ‘npr’

    not numb enough

    by  • August 28, 2018 • america, faith, fear, sermon • 5 Comments

    I’m behind on my posts. This is a sermon I preached at First Church of Christ, Congregational of East Haddam, Connecticut a couple of weeks ago. ____________________ I have an old friend who is a singer-songwriter. He lives in Texas now, but many years ago he lived in California for awhile and we wrote...

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    lenten journal: terror

    by  • March 10, 2015 • america, justice, lenten journal • 1 Comment

    Coming and going from work today I heard stories about the SAE chapter—or, I should say, former SAE chapter—at OU being disbanded because of a video that surfaced showing the members chanting a song that used the n-word and talked about lynching. I have chosen not to watch the video and take the word...

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    lenten journal: re-membering judas

    by  • March 17, 2013 • friends, lenten journal • 14 Comments

    My semi-regular Sunday synthesis of NPR and morning worship began in my kitchen and a segment on Weekend Edition Sunday called “Reminder: Our Memories are Less Reliable Than We Think.” Charles Fernyhough, a researcher from England, has written a book called Pieces of Light that looks at how memory works and what we carry...

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    lenten journal: i can hear music

    by  • March 3, 2013 • faith, hope, lenten journal, music • 7 Comments

    After writing about allergies, I went to bed with metaphors on my mind and woke up thinking about music as both metaphor and soundtrack for life, or at least those thoughts were running in the background. Before I left for church, I listened again to Scott Simon’s interview with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell...

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    lenten journal: what’s the question?

    by  • February 14, 2013 • community, faith, lenten journal, poetry • 6 Comments

    Last Sunday night, our church offered the last of a three week series called Forgetting but Not Forgotten: Alzheimer’s and Faith, the final gathering focusing on congregational responses to dementia. Lisa Gwyther the director of the Duke Alzheimer’s Family Support Program began the session by reciting a line from an Antonio Machado poem: traveler,...

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    lenten journal: blessed are the skunks . . .

    by  • April 2, 2011 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    As I drove to work this morning, I heard a story on NPR about advances in 3-D technology that would make it possible to watch without “those ridiculous glasses.” They interviewed an ophthalmologist, Dr. Samuel Marsh, who has pioneered a surgical procedure that alters the eye so glasses are no longer needed to watch...

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    index of favorite lines

    by  • January 4, 2011 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    Here’s what happened Sunday. Ginger had the congregation read John 1 in unison: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made....

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    stop, look, and listen

    by  • October 1, 2010 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    I went to a workshop this afternoon at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke because I’m taking my kids there in a couple of weeks to see the exhibit called “The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl.” I have to say I was surprised at how many different ways vinyl records could be made...

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