Perry Miller, in Errand into the Wilderness (Cambridge: Harvard-Belknap, 1956). Verbatim excerpts: -- Introduction: [ix] What I believe caught my imagination, among the fuel drums [in Africa], was a realization of the uniqueness of the American experience; even then I could dimly make out the portent for the future of the world, looking upon these … Continue reading Perry Miller on covenant (with allusions to Whitman, Hawthorne)
Eric Norelius (26 October 1833 – 15 March 1916) was a Swedish-American Lutheran minister, church leader, and author. ... Eric Norelius was born on 26 October 1833 in Norrbäck, Hassela parish, in Nordanstig Municipality, Gävleborg County, Sweden. He received his early education at Hudiksvall's general school. In 1850, at the age of 17, Norelius emigrated to the United States. In May 1851, he accompanied Lars Paul … Continue reading Eric Norelius — Civil War reminiscences (notes & quotes)
https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2019/12/30/new-years-prayer-nearly-everyone ou can do it for a whole year too, and Dec. 31 is the perfect time. Here’s how. Give yourself some time, maybe 30 minutes or so. Or longer if it’s been an eventful year. xxx 1.) Remember that you’re in God’s presence. That’s essential for any prayer. It’s not just you running through a list … Continue reading Examen for 2020 (D R A F T)
xxx https://www.elca.org/News-and-Events/8016?fbclid=IwAR1dj2qL0-KmSB2RIoh3OYobQn0hxe8T1QzEO6Si_5O3OW7g7P6tAOPxSUY Excerpt: Twenty-five years ago, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America joined other Lutheran Christians worldwide in repudiating anti-Judaism within our own tradition. In our 1994 “Declaration of the ELCA to the Jewish Community” we affirmed that “we recognize in anti-Semitism a contradiction and affront to the Gospel, a violation of our hope and calling, … Continue reading ELCA statement on anti-Semitism (DRAFT)
Email message sent over the weekend to my spiritual director. Archived here as sort of a journal in the spirit of Flannery O'Connor, who famously said, "I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say.” Hi Sister -- A quick note to confirm our rescheduled meeting for 2:30 p.m. … Continue reading Spiritual direction — November
https://www.facebook.com/InkwellForest/photos/a.1075969212476114/2580993255307028/?type=3&theater These cartoons, at "Man Overboard" at https://www.facebook.com/InkwellForest/ on Facebook, are becoming one of the bright points in my day. Click on pix to read the dialog bubbles. <b>Index (kinda): -- Christ ... reaching out today -- in Jesuit magazine -- Cromwell on Catholics, karma and mosquitoes</b> "Christ continues to challenge, reaching out today through … Continue reading Theologians — & quotes, cartoons, etc.