Urgent Mortality P.L.U.S.

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The Summer Day ~ Mary Oliver Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down- who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes. Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face. Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away. I don’t …

How I became a Jesus follower…

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2007 Ken’s curiosity about “the story of what moments or events led you to Christianity” Ken is one of those friends you make in life that just sticks. I haven’t heard anything from Ken (or him from me) since we were marines in the ‘80s. He is now in New Mexico. We recently reconnected via the web and were interested in who each of us have become in the last couple of decades. I sent this blog address and a brief description of life with Karla (http://www.marinekar.blogspot.com/) …

Clarity; Crystal Clear Clarity

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One of the phrases that at one time invigorated, later came to concern me: “As the Bible clearly says…”. I guess I noticed too many times that it was followed with something that was only clear if not burdened by an awareness of other texts and the range of meanings. I listened to a talk by Dallas Willard at Stanford recently. He raised the question of knowledge. Willard said something to the effect, after having argued persuasively that Jesus was intelligent, that you might wonder why he didn’t just tell …