Real geography, by a campfire.

I talked about four guys tearing a hole in a roof yesterday seven years ago. I said that it happened in Capernaum. That reference to geography was intentional. Many stories in the Gospels are tied to geography. The locations are like hashtags, I suppose, allowing us to trace patterns, to plot stories on rocks and roads and […]

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A small prayer for the fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

God. We are here. You are here, too. Although that’s backwards. You are here. We are here, too. For longer than I can remember, longer than my parents could remember, longer than any living person can remember, You are here. Before these buildings, before any buildings, before any person began building, You are here. Before […]

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A prayer as I end my 62nd year.

Tonight I’ll go to sleep one age. Tomorrow I’ll wake up another. If you want to celebrate with me, I’ll be running the Runners On Parade 5K in downtown Fort Wayne. (It starts at Headwaters Park. They haven’t released the rest of the route yet. (That feels like a metaphor, somehow.)) Tonight, as I fall […]

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The rearview mirror

Rich Dixon is reflecting on life. +++ I’ve been thinking about looking back. Maybe that happens when one encounters a “0” year birthday with a big number in front of it. I hope it’s not one more old guy rambling on about the glory days. I have a sense that following Jesus involves keeping an […]

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