Monthly Archives: October 2011

As Good As It Gets

Sunday night the blue S-10 pickup pulled into our driveway from Albuquerque, bearing my nephew James on his way home to Missouri. We miss James a lot, for many reasons, one being that because of his work he’s not frequently … Continue reading

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Reading Karl Barth: Preparing to read the Church Dogmatics

In a previous post, I explained why someone might choose to read through the Church Dogmatics. This brief note is for those who are persuaded that a commitment to read it through over the course of several years will be … Continue reading

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Reading Karl Barth: Select Short Works

For Karl Barth’s mature theology, one must turn to the Church Dogmatics. Yet tackling the Church Dogmatics is more like undertaking a continental expedition than setting off for a weekend vacation. Therefore, even for those with minimal interest in the … Continue reading

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Susanna at 15

Oh, Susanna, has it been 15 years already? When you were born, I sang “First Lullaby” to you in the delivery room, mangling the French, I’m sure. You can’t remember that, of course, but I’ll never forget it. Instead of … Continue reading

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Onward into light

Rachel, thank you for sharing your wonderment at nature, with a daily stream of beautiful nature photos! Here’s the story behind the lion hug:

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Pond Life

What are these insects doing? This is a lesson plan for Unit 3: Pond Life (2 weeks). Mix and match: rearrange the days around as much as you please; they don’t need to be done in the order listed below, … Continue reading

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In memoriam: Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these … Continue reading

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