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A Good Friday Prayer by Walter Brueggemann

On this Good Friday, I wish to share a prayer written by Hebrew Bible scholar Walter Brueggemann for Good Friday 1991 titled, ‘The Terrible Silencing We Cannot Master.” The second stanza references an event with which I am unfamiliar, but it seems to speak of a young child’s death. 500 more words


The Terrible Silencing We Cannot Master

“Holy God who hovers daily round us in fidelity and compassion,
this day we are mindful of another, dread-filled hovering,

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Prayer for Lent (Walter Breuggemann)

“Loss is indeed our gain”

The pushing and shoving of the world is endless,
We are pushed and shoved.
And we do our fair share of pushing and shoving…

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Reform or Revolution?

So in one of last month’s posts, I mentioned a youth conference where several classmates and I served as college leaders. It was not exactly a positive experience… 345 more words

Great Things Other People Have Said.

Sometimes I don’t have words of my own that are worth sharing, but I do have words of others that are.

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. 366 more words

Brueggemann on Love for God

Brueggemann is one of my most favourite biblical scholars, namely because he so articulately and intelligently communicates what he sees as lying at the core of God’s character. 201 more words


Coffeehouse Musings: Stop it, and I Mean it!

“Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy.” – Exodus 20:8

I’ve heard it said that the 4th Commandment, the commandment instructing us to keep sabbath, is the only one of the Ten Commandments that we willingly break and then brag about. 1,068 more words

Coffeehouse Musings