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March 03, 2011
"The Pawlenty Is Boring" Meme
I seem to inhabit the territory of presidential also-rans. When I arrived at Dartmouth, I...
March 01, 2011
Presbyterians Try a Gay Man
Years ago, I was sitting on an airplane, reading the USA Today that had been...
February 25, 2011
Who Can Preach?
Apparently not just anyone, at least in the Catholic Church. But it's actually a...
February 10, 2011
"I Could Never Live There!"
That's what I often hear from people when I'm introduced as a Minnesotan. And on...
December 12, 2010
We had quite a storm here yesterday, followed by bitter cold sunshine today. Here's how...
November 30, 2010
Take My Advice, GMA: Pick Carla
Carla Barnhill, dear friend since seminary, fellow worshiper at Solomon's Porch, and frequent commenter and...
November 26, 2010
In Praise of My Parents
When my parents retired, they didn't throw in the towel. Instead, they took in a...
November 02, 2010
Mossgate Is the Legacy of Free Agency
The coverage of Randy Moss's exit from the Minnesota Vikings after just four games overshadowed...
October 22, 2010
Dumb, Dumberer, and Unelectable: My Gubernatorial Choices
So, I've pretty much figured out for whom I'm going to vote on Election Day:...
October 08, 2010
No Ducks? Albert Doesn't Mind
Took a couple of long-range wing shots today, but the bag is empty. Albert didn't...
October 06, 2010
When Communion Is Political (Hint: It's Always Political)
Up here in the barren northland, there's been a dust-up in the ongoing struggle of...
October 01, 2010
Duck Hunting in Minnesota
This weekend marks the opening of waterfowl season in Minnesota. Due to soccer, baseball, and...
September 25, 2010
MinnPost – Homer Hanky History
In these days, newspapermen and women need some cheerful stories, so it was a joy...
September 16, 2010
Prior to this spring, I had not owned a bike since junior high. Growing up...
September 14, 2010
Back to School (Amidst Homophobia and Bullying)
I'm not much of a reactionary. In fact, when it comes to public schooling, I...
August 09, 2010
True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes
As Guy Clark wrote, "Only two things that money can't buy / That's true love...
June 29, 2010
Pastorboy Embarrasses Minnesota (Again)
My long-time nemesis, John "Pastorboy" Chisham, made the news here in the north land for...
June 26, 2010
My Dog Can Fly!
Courtney snapped this improbable shot of our pup, Albert, on a dock jump yesterday.
June 25, 2010
Should Anti-Gay Preacher Be Able to Pass Out Bibles at Pride Parade?
After a decade as an official vendor, Brian Johnson was denied a vendor license at...
June 23, 2010
The Ethics of Outing an Anti-Gay Preacher
I've followed Tom Brock for years. Brock is a Lutheran pastor at a non-descript church...
May 12, 2010
Why I'm Staying Put
I've known a lot of people who've belonged to "intentional communities," known in its most...
May 03, 2010
DIY Mallard House
So, I took a crack at building a mallard house over the weekend. It's a...
April 29, 2010
Opening the Cabin
Yesterday, I took one of the most anticipated drives of the young year, to open...
February 01, 2010
Political Déjà vu
In 1998, I voted for J.G. Janos for Governor of Minnesota, and I was thrilled...
November 22, 2009
My Initial Thoughts on the YouthWorks Aquisition of Youth Specialties
Strangely, I seem to have a unique vantage point on the recent news that YouthWorks!,...
November 18, 2009
My Thoughts about Bobo
I was honored that the family of Steve "Bobo" Burns asked me to say some...
November 13, 2009
The Death of a Friend
A longtime friend of mine, Bobo Burns, died last night after a long struggle with...
June 09, 2009
Religious Minnesota Bloggers…
...are profiled in a MinnPost story today.
May 28, 2009
Breaking News! Boy with Cancer Gets Chemo!
Probably the biggest religion story of the past couple weeks has been the saga of...
January 16, 2009
The Minnesota Boy from Milk
In the movie, Milk, there is a poignant scene in which Harvey Milk answers the...
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