Thursday, August 26, 2010


Oh, what? Hey, oh, yeah, I have a blog!

Sorry, but I am in the middle of the first vacation I've had in a few years.

Red River, N.M.




Sunday, August 15, 2010


The UCC: 'God is still speaking,'

God is still speaking,

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Jesus: a deist


Friday, August 13, 2010


ER's Occasional VBS 5 and final

Time for cookies and Kool-Aid!

My main Vacation Bible School memory is this: It's where I really learned to delay self-gratification! LOL.

The grownups divvied up the cookies, making sure everybody got some of all kinds (yummy and yucky). I always made myself eat the yucky ones I got first, choking them down with hardly a sip of that precious, carefully rationed Kool-Aid, to save the best for last!

What does that mean?? :-)

I don't recall us ever having homemade cookies at VBS. Just cheap store-bought.

What's your favorite store-bought cookie? Currently, mine is the doublestuffed golden Oreos. Pecan sandies and fig newtons are my stand-by, though, oh, and soft molasses cookies.

Summer has been blah, so far, although it holds promise. Dr. ER and I are going to try to go to Red River, N.M., in a week or so to get out of this hellish heat for a few days.

But I've ordered books for next semester, and I will definitely be ready to get back in the seminary saddle come Sept. 1.



Gulp. Are catfish unclean, biblically speaking?

Lord help me if so!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010


'Solemn roll call of the damned'

"Homosexuality in the Bible: One of the 'Clobber' passages" -- from

1 Cor 6: 9-10.

I think idolaters, as in biblical literalists, and extortioners, as in bankers but especially credit card companies, and the covetous, as in most middle-class Americans, should be more worried than homosexuals in committed, monogamous relationships, which are not mentioned here or in any other place in the Bible.


Sunday, August 08, 2010


'Tell Me': Terry Kath



Thursday, August 05, 2010


'Won't You show me where I need to go?'

My constant prayer. Among many constant prayers.


Monday, August 02, 2010


ER's Occasional VBS 4

Arts and crafts time! As a kid in Vacation Bible School, I made something like this -- but not so colorful and pretty -- a pencil holder.

Out of an aluminum can, uncokked shell pasta, glue and some kind of paint. I think they actually let us young'uns use regular old spray paint. And we lived!

Crafts memories from VBS?


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