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I want to die among the things I loved,

alone with the silent things

that collected dust and cracked and

sagged and aged and didn’t love me. 32 more words


The Wardrobe of a 13th-Century Warhorse

What is Ivo Bauer up to today?

It is the 22nd of April in the year of our Lord 1248. Ivo Bauer’s heart thumps heavy in his chest as the archbishop’s men-at-arms saunter into the armory. 928 more words

13th Century Europe

We can’t do Gold Star Christianity anymore - Clinging to the Wrong Trappings

This spring, I attended a continuing education event featuring Craig Van Gelder, a professor of missiology at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. He told a story about his experience growing up in the 50s and 60s and going to Sunday School. 1,196 more words

Theology & Culture

Nostalgic Corners

These are the trappings

haunting my everyday,

these are the joys without love

the spiritual basis

drawn by natural consequence.

These are the fears,

that when shadows reappear… 26 more words


Ice is nice?

some will tell you ice is nice
so pretty in its wrappings
others say the other way
pity in the trappings
when you touch its ruthless cold… 20 more words



In one of the latest posts on this weblog, the word “trappings” was used simply in reference to something that comes along with another something. Sort of to say it’s just a package deal. 278 more words

Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro (France, 2011)

Directed by: Robert Guédiguian. I had to see this movie for professional reasons, and I definitely wouldn’t have seen it otherwise. I don’t as a rule seek out contemporary feel-good middle of the road films that look like the French equivalent of Oscar bait (César bait?), but I had to sit through it, again for professional reasons, and it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great either. 409 more words