Category Archives: Culture

Hope for a World Going Up in Smoke

My children are convinced that the world is going up in smoke. We try to regularly watch the national network news in the evenings, and they’ve been talking a lot lately about historic wildfires in California… and Oregon, and Greece, … Continue reading

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Join the Revolution!

The summer is the one time of year when I seem to have an American approach to cycling. Last week, Cor and I donned helmets, sunglasses, bright-colored jerseys, and spandex cycling shorts. We slathered ourselves with sunscreen and made sure … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill

I’ve been listening to a new podcast called The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill. It describes the unique legacy of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, along with its pastor, Mark Driscoll. The entire life cycle of this church was … Continue reading

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Betty’s Fire

I love my family so much. We get along remarkably well. We support each other in our widely-varied life pursuits which run the gamut from oil painting, to church leadership, to running a Stonewall Sports League. Even in matters of … Continue reading

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