Author Archives: Bruce

Timothy Snyder: The “vertical magic” of the written word

Dr. Timothy Snyder writes about words and where, exactly, they live. A thought-provoking article. Here’s a preview. Continue reading

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Terror, joy, doubt — and διαλογισμός

“While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering …” Today’s Reflection looks at the mix of emotions in that room … including some internal dialogue going on. Continue reading

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A Christian Response to the Trump Election

This post is for all persons who call themselves Christian and are facing a Trump presidency, whether or not you voted for him. As Christians, what is our response? What should we do? Here are six things that seem obvious to me. Continue reading

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The Scribes and Widows You Don’t See

Imagine a group of people: a crowd at a football game, the downtown of a city, a congregation gathered for worship. Now pick out the scribes and the widows. And here’s a hint: not all the widows are women, and … Continue reading

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The Last Word

And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long, Steals on the ear the distant triumph song …

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