[I]n sum, Dreher has produced a historically reductive, relationally tribal, intellectually superficial, and profoundly self-absorbed work that actually performs what it protests.

Greg Thompson, in an extraodinary review/repudiation

Man’s real work is to look at the things of the world and to love them for what they are. That is, after all, what God does, and man was not made in God’s image for nothing.

-Robert Farrar Capon

It was recently brought to my attention that an album I played drums on in college (rock band situation), is currently listed on Amazon at $902.81. Might not be worth it.

There were sights to behold on our walk around the city today.

A while back I gave up on Evernote and have since been using the native Notes app on Mac and iOS. Totally meets my needs.

Currently reading: Advent: The Once And Future Coming Of Jesus Christ by Fleming Rutledge πŸ“š

Today I finished reading my 29th book of the year, which puts me well behind 2019 but well beyond 2018. Not that it matters. Just keep reading!

Happy Thanksgiving

I have taken in the light / that quickened eye and leaf. / May my brain be bright with praise / of what I eat, in the brief blaze / of motion and of thought. / May I be worthy of my meat.

-Wendell Berry, “Prayer after Eating”

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I love that place where Robert Farrar Capon tells his readers that God “has all our messes fixed in Jesus–right now, even before we make them. All we have to do is trust his assurance that losers are his cup of tea.”

Someone broke into the church shed last night and stole a gas can and a leaf blower. May they be put to good use!

Yesterday we took our 13yo+ dog to the vet for the first time ever (😬) and I’m happy to report she’s doing extraordinarily well.

I’ve been trying out Lectio 365 for the past several days, and so far it’s been really excellent.

Currently reading: Hearers and Doers: A Pastor’s Guide to Making Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine by Vanhoozer, Kevin J. πŸ“š

Currently reading: When I was a child I read books by Marilynne Robinson πŸ“š

Currently reading: Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 1) by Herbert, Frank πŸ“š

I just noticed two squirrels chasing one another around a tree. They seemed unconcerned.

Voted. Felt good.

Being watched

Fiery Skipper πŸ’«

Hackberry Emperor

variegated fritillary πŸ’«

Common Buckeye

The gospel of Jesus Christ is more political than anyone imagines, but in a way that no one guesses.

Eugene Peterson