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For A Name’s Sake

I’m sitting in front my screen, tapping absently at the keys trying to formulate a final paper for my Lutheran Confessions course. Nothing. I have plenty of material, but I have zero impetus to engage in medieval theology anymore. You would think a theology of grace would be liberating. But during the actual class, I…

Selig

“If we remember that the German word for holy (selig) is the root of our word silly, we may be forced to make some pertinent connections.” — Mary Rose O’Reilly, Radical Presence: Teaching as Contemplative Practice It’s been a long, cold winter. I smile behind my wool scarf as I crunch over the snow and…

5 Years From Katie

Originally posted on Reluctant Mysticism:
? Erin with Florentina (aka ‘Katie’) at 2.5 months old ? ? This is Florentina Nanu. In this picture she is about 2 1/2 months old. When I was in Romania in 2004, she was abandoned at the Victor Gomoiu Hospital at 2 weeks old. Already she was exhibiting signs…