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Doeden 85th birthday
Birth: July 18, 2017
Becker 60th anniversary
Henning 50th anniversary
Data: July 22, 2017
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July 7, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: The truth about fulfillment
One hundred. It’s a nice number. An even number. A celebratory number. Kids have parties on the 100th day of school. We have 100 pennies in a dollar. One hundred years of anything is worth commemorating. That being said, I can’t help but acknowledge that today marks the 100th...
July 7, 2017 - 7:15pm
June 23, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: Treasure hunting
Summertime. And yes, the living is easy … most of the time. Well, sometimes. Well, right now, at least. Though I do have a deadline to meet, so that gives the “easy” a little less ease.
June 23, 2017 - 7:02pm
June 9, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: A CATastrophe in the making
It’s been a while since I wrote about our cats. (I checked.) So here goes. We have two cats. Two sweet, naughty cats. Here’s how the kitty math adds up: One stray cat (five and a half years ago) plus one neighbor’s cat (five and a half years plus a week or two) equals three...
June 9, 2017 - 7:46pm
June 2, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: Scents and sensibilities
Scent. They say that there is no memory-trigger more powerful. While I do not believe everything that “they” say, I do believe this. Have you ever stepped into a store, for example, and smelled something that immediately transported you to a different place?
June 2, 2017 - 8:47pm
May 24, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: Once upon a time 37 years and one week ago …
I really ought to have written about this last week. But I didn’t think of it last week, so I guess this week will have to do. Last Thursday — the day my column was in the paper — was an anniversary. May 18th, 1980. 37 years ago. At 8:32 a.m. Know what I’m talking about?
May 24, 2017 - 7:01pm
May 17, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: Unremarkable things
When you were little did you poke around your parents’ desks, opening drawers and digging around in corners where you had no business digging? I might have done that. OK, I did. No “might have” about it. I remember finding interesting things:
May 17, 2017 - 7:14pm
May 10, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: The fish and the Victorian novels (or, How to live through the sexual revolution and still remain successfully repressed)
Shall I embark on a topic of conversation I rarely touch upon? Or shall I speak of something less awkward? Oh, OK, I give in. What topic, you ask? The birds and the bees. Or, in this case, the fish and the Victorian novels.
May 10, 2017 - 7:52pm
May 3, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: The most surreal moment in my life
A few years ago my sister brought me to see the new library in Eastsound, the town where I grew up on Orcas Island, Wash. The old library — where I knew every nook and cranny, where I came for story time, for puppet shows, for the Library Fair — has become a real estate office....
May 3, 2017 - 8:15pm
April 26, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: School bus lessons
“Cool,” I thought to myself as I stepped onto the bus, 10ish years old, hair in pigtails, my Charlie Brown lunchbox clutched in my hands, “an empty seat.” I sat down, scooted to the window, and smiled. Only then did I realize that there were words all around me. Words flung...
April 26, 2017 - 7:41pm
April 19, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: Loony for loons
I am obsessed with watching the birds on the lake. The wood ducks, which I’d only seen once before, are adorable. The Eagles, as I have mentioned previously in this column, I love. (Especially when they fly within 15 feet of my kitchen window as they did last Friday.) Even the...
April 19, 2017 - 7:01pm
April 13, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: To believe or not to believe -- a few thoughts during Lent, week 7
It’s Good Friday today, the day we commemorate Jesus’ death on the cross for our sins. “Good” Friday. Not “Sad Friday” or “Scandalous Friday” or “Terrifying Friday”. No, this is a day we call “good.”
April 13, 2017 - 8:41pm
April 6, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: Fear of the tightrope -- a few thoughts during Lent, week 6
Have you ever gotten a fleeting thought that you really should double check on something? The thought goes in and out of your mind, and maybe you do something about it and maybe you don’t. Well, I had one of those last week. It went something like this, “Are you sure that the...
April 6, 2017 - 8:17pm
April 5, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: What’s behind that curtain? A few thoughts during Lent, week 5
The phrase which stood out to me this week, comes immediately after last week’s phrase, in Luke chapter 23, verse 45. Jesus was seconds away from dying, he’s about to breathe his last, and then, the Bible tells us, “the curtain of the temple was torn in two.”
April 5, 2017 - 8:20pm
March 23, 2017
Disheveled Theologian: Forsaken -- A few thoughts during Lent, week 4
Throughout Lent, I’ve been writing about phrases which stand out to me in the Easter story. Truth be told, the entire crucifixion passage is rather stand-out. I mean, here’s Jesus, nailed to a couple beams of wood, still loving the people around him and forgiving them of their...
March 23, 2017 - 7:16pm
March 10, 2017
Disheveled Theoloigian: Caught red handed -- A few thoughts during Lent, week 2
I mentioned last week that I will be doing a series during Lent, covering phrases which stand out to me in the Easter story. Last week we looked at Jesus’ declaration that he came to earth to be a servant, a statement he made towards the end of their celebration of the Passover...
March 10, 2017 - 7:14pm