Category Archives: The Long Story
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
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
I’ve been thinking a lot about meaning these last few weeks, these last few days in particular. It seems to me that meaning comes from many different sources: God, family, friendship, and work, to name a few. It also seems … Continue reading
Yesterday was “Christ the King” Sunday in many churches across the world (though many other churches across America probably celebrated Thanksgiving early instead). As I understand it, the day is a comparatively recent addition to the liturgical calendar. The Sunday … Continue reading
Twenty years on and I still feel there’s something deeply precious about this song. Precious maybe isn’t the right word. It captures something real and particular and fragile. It’s a good marker and reminder for me.
Looks like U2 will be dropping more goodies between now and the 20th anniversary re-release of All That You Can’t Leave Behind. Here’s a cleaned up clip of the band performing “Beautiful Day” from Boston in 2001. The heart-shaped stage … Continue reading
One of the things that a longer break can allow for is a certain amount of reflection and reconsideration. That’s something needed for Our Current Moment, I think. So much of the last six months has been about trying to … Continue reading
Playing this one going into the break. It’s a remastered version of “Walk On” in celebration of the 20th anniversary re-release of All That You Can’t Leave Behind. Definitely makes you feel old. And while it’s one of my favorites, … Continue reading
Thanks to Stephen King, I always notice when the number 18 pops up. Like in this new Frazz comic strip by Jef Mallet at gocomics.com.