Category Archives: musings

Take control

I’m thinking the big problem with 2020 for most of us is that we’ve willingly handed over our emotions for other people to control, then blame them for leading us like slaves to their whims. Some people are dealing with … Continue reading

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Spending a lot of time on the story of the Rich Young man in Mt 19 (and Mk 10; Lk 18). It hit me the other day that while he was indeed rich, he was also part of the colonized … Continue reading

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After growing up reading the Bible, it’s always a great pleasure to come across some tidbit or insight that I never noticed before that fundamentally changes how I read a passage.  For a book project, among a number of other … Continue reading

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Summarizing contemporary politics and “ethics”

Just finished reading Niklas Luhmann’s Introduction to Systems Theory.  First, I’ll say this might be the most difficult book I’ve read.  Partly because I don’t have a background in sociology, mostly because Luhmann is a very dense and meandering writer.  … Continue reading

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Hierarchy

The hierarchy of the church seems to be established on the premise that it is vital in making sure that people affirm the historic beliefs of the Christian church. I can heartily affirm the creeds and the historic beliefs of … Continue reading

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