UPDATE + Home in Geneva….shortly

Laura and I just returned to GVA. We are starting to wake up from naps in time to think about having a quiet new year’s evening together. I am so very much looking forward to talking to friends we’ve missed while being away. Meanwhile, I leave on Wednesday for Oxford and on Monday for a […]

alive and traveling and in via…

Unexpectedly, Laura and I have made a trip to the US. We knew it was coming for the last couple of weeks, but now we are here. Atlanta. Birmingham. Oklahoma City. Tuscaloosa. I don’t usually talk in detail about my ‘personal’ life on this blog for several reasons; however, I am going to briefly now. […]

The Adopted God- Ryan Dueck

Ryan Dueck has posted this post to his blog. I wanted to post it in its entirety here. The Adopted God December 14, 2007 I’ve been reading John Swinton’s Raging with Compassion off and on for the last couple of weeks, and have appreciated his challenge to move past the logical problem of evil in […]

Rob Bell as ‘Hippier-Than-Thou-Pastor’

This Time magazine calls Rob Bell ‘Hippier-Than-Thou-Pastor’. I have posted the article in its entirety below. While i like much of what Rob has done, I am not so sure he is really ‘hippier than thou’. He is a great communicator, but his books read like he speaks. If you’ve never heard rob speak, and […]

I probably shouldn’t post this!

I probably should not post this video. However, if you liked laughing at Ms. Teen USA’s answer about maps, then you will really enjoy this one. Especially if you happen to find yourself living in Europe, or are a European. Or, if you watched American Idol Season 5 and were annoyed by Kellie Pickler. Jeez….Are […]

Seriously good conversations…

Here are a few SGCs from this week from around the globe. Thoughts on advent, personal development, religion, and yes, extinction! Enjoy. Nicholas Fiedler’s ‘Extinction is the equivalent of eternal damnation for animals’ Life Hacker’s ‘Know (and avoid) Your Schedule Wreckers’ Paul Mayer’s ‘Womb with a view: the endings and beginnings of eternal life?’ Jason […]

St. John of the Cross

Today is the day of St. John of the Cross. Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia and from the blog Alan Creech. Wiki writes: St. John of the Cross is considered one of the foremost poets in the Spanish language. Although his complete poems add up to less than 2500 verses, two of them—the Spiritual […]

This Sunday: God is a baby!!!

This Sunday, Shema community’s ‘God is a baby’ at the pub. 11h00, Mr. Pickwicks. Here is a teaser video for this week’s gathering: join us…wont’ you? jc Tweet Send to Facebook

Thank You Mr. Gore.

Al Gore, as described by the Washington Post, ‘accepts Nobel Prize with call for bold action.’ Thank you Mr. Gore. Act today…as you are able…in your context! jc Tweet Send to Facebook

Tuesday is for Thomas

Merton wrote: “The more we persist in misunderstanding the phenomenon of life, the more we analyze them out into strange finalities and complex purposes of our own, the more we involve ourselves in sadness, absurdity, and despair. But it does not matter much, because no despair of ours can alter the reality of things or […]