Category Archives: Notes for a World’s End

Question to Questions

I ended yesterday’s post with a question: what’s a leader for?  It’s more of a thought-question, really, as I think that leaders are important, vital.  At the same time, how things play out when leaders aren’t around can be quite … Continue reading

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Twice Bitten, Thrice Shy?

Two years ago, I was serving on two search committees.  One was for our high school’s Christian Ministries coordinator, a position that had been vacant for two years and that I had helped step in to partly fill.  The other … Continue reading

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And then WHAM!

A few words on the continuing story of the week. I received my second Moderna dose Monday at 9:50 AM.  I was fine for the rest of the day, all the way to going to bed.  I had a hard … Continue reading

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Suiting Up as February Turns into March

Well, the deed is done.  The shot has been got.  I made my way down to the pier this morning after a few hours of work to get the second dose of the Moderna vaccine.  It was a very easy … Continue reading

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Running Out of a Certain Kind of Time

Today I get the second round of the Moderna vaccine. I keep telling myself that tomorrow will be some kind of day off for me, even though I’ll be teaching regardless of how I feel (as we’ll all mostly be … Continue reading

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Leaning Rightly into Lent

I’ve been thinking about this piece by Hans Boersma about Lent all day.  I’m always a little excited when he posts something new to First Things, even though there’s only a 70% chance that I’ll mostly understand it.  Today’s piece … Continue reading

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Tradition and Traditionalism

From Common Objects of Love by Oliver O’Donovan: The word “tradition,” like koinonia, refers both to an action and a possession.  In the first sense it is the activity by which one shares in the community, receiving and contributing.  In … Continue reading

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Prepackaged, Unbundled

Yesterday I wrote about some questions and issues that I’ve been having with time, particularly as it might connect to some of the dastardly advice from The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis. I think a lot of the questions … Continue reading

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We Are Not Stretch Armstrong

Today was the first day of the week that I didn’t go home nursing a headache.  Each day has been packed.  Things came to a bit of a respite today now that my chapel talk for next week has been … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Some Kind of Frozen

Time spent chatting with family on FaceTime Christmas Day excluded, it’s been nice to have a couple of weeks away from online meetings.  Over the next few days, of course, it will be a return to form.  Today’s FoxTrot is … Continue reading

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