Summer sermons in our community have been
focused on the parables and sayings of Jesus. I’ve not been present
for the whole series, but have enjoyed the challenge of preaching from
these bracing, disorienting, reorienting stories over the last few
On a recent episode of Marketplace, after another
day of "volatility" in the stock market, host Kai Ryssdal asked New York bureau
chief Heidi Moore about that particular day's anxiety, apparently caused by
untrue rumors about a French bank.
Via Rose Berger,
the summer issue of Portland magazine
includes an essay by Portland editor
and Century contributor Brian Doyle,
in which he quotes at length a conversation with a young U.S. war veteran named
Jackie. She paints a striking picture.
commenter on a recent post mentioned the experience of highlighting
substantial parts of a work by Nietzsche while working on an essay.
Years later, he found the text and tried reading those parts he hadn’t
highlighted, to see what was in the sections that he didn’t find significant at the time. He then went on to ask if a similar experiment has ever been done with the Bible.