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He’s Risen, No Doubt

by mcurley

The internet, so they tell me, is abuzz with optical quandaries.  A young woman in Scotland started a worldwide debate not long ago if the dress her mother was going to wear to her wedding was white and gold or black and blue.  The last one was if a cat was walking up a staircase […]

Dear Connor

by mcurley

This morning, March 16th, you went to Heaven.  Though you won’t get this letter or be able to reply, I hope it will help your parents and family.  In only a couple months you would have come into this world.  I was even talking about your baptism in May with your Mom and Dad.  Not […]

The Wonderful Absurdity of Grace

by mcurley

I find myself wondering more and more what’s going on with the world.  I thought that the older one became the more things would make sense.  Life should get clearer with each subsequent year as wisdom comes through experience or learning.  But that isn’t exactly the way it happens.  In fact, the opposite is often […]

R

by mcurley

More and more we’re moving to a quasi-literal world.  What I mean is that we’ve already accepted contractions.  “I’ve” for “I have”.  “Won’t” for “will not” (I guess that “willn’t” was too hard to say).  Even “ain’t” has made some inroads into polite society.  I’m not sure why won’t didn’t suffice.  Means the same thing […]

You’re Not So Big

by mcurley

“You’re not so big”.  That’s what I’d say finally to an atheist because in their militant denial of God they are in effect saying they are the biggest thing.  They know more than God.  They can explain the origins of life and the universe and can study the furthest reaches of the stars.  Morality has […]

Unexpected Benefits

by mcurley

For some time now I’ve been on a quest for a simpler, quieter life.  This means in part that I’ve been trying to reduce and reuse.  Be content with what I have and do with even less.  Get rid of the clutter.   It really is amazing the layers that come with each year of life […]

Unexpected Benefits

by mcurley

For some time now I’ve been on a quest for a simpler, quieter life. This means in part that I’ve been trying to reduce and reuse.  Be content with what I have and do with even less.  Get rid of the clutter.   It really is amazing the layers that come with each year of life […]

Thank God for Science (Part 2)

by mcurley

Ask a woman who looks over 24 how old she is and look out. I was taught it’s rude to ask a lady her age.  Is the universe a “she”?  What I’m getting at is all the hullabaloo over  how old she, I mean, it is.  Much of the tension that exists between the extremes […]

Theist, Christian, Protestant, Lutheran, LC-MS?

by mcurley

If there’s a month that Lutherans really get excited about being Lutheran, it’s October. We plan a special service on the Sunday closest to Reformation Day which is October 31st commemorating Luther’s nailing of the 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.  That was the event many believe to be […]

Thank God for Science (Part 1)

by mcurley

Many people still think of scientists as either those confusing Einstein types with the crazy hair creating the latest death ray or geeky lab guys in white coats who simply can’t get a date on Saturday night.  Those stereotypes just aren’t true today if they ever were.  First, women make up a large and growing […]