I’ve begun reading The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. Lots of quotes to follow in the coming days. This book is needed reading.Continue reading “The road to American fragility”
From the Great Litany in the Book of Common Prayer (2019):
“That it may please you to rule the hearts of your servant, President Trump, and all others in authority, that they may do justice, and show mercy, and walk humbly before you, we beseech you to hear us, good Lord.”
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a moving book about the injustices done to the Osage tribe in Oklahoma in the 1920s. It is a fascinating story about the rise of the FBI and how they used the investigation of one part of this atrocity to further the image of J Edgar Hoover, but it is beyond that particular story. It is about a reporter doing research to realize hundreds of Osage people were murdered in one way or another in this time period because of oil and greed.
It’s a heartbreaking story that needs a wide read.
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From time to time I like to look back on what I’ve been reading in articles, commentaries, etc., along with podcasts.Continue reading “Current reading and listening”
I am not good on many names in big market Christianity. I know I have loved Hillsongs worship for decades. A story about one of their worship leaders/songwriters being shaken in his faith was something that got my attention.Continue reading “The space for discipleship”
Mortality strikes close to home in my life this week as I reflect on the death of a friend from college. He served in ministry as a pastor and a missionary. My own life is but a breath.
Give me, O Lord, a steadfast heart, which no unworthy thought can drag down; an unconquered heart, which no tribulation can wear out; an upright heart, which no unworthy purpose can tempt aside. Bestow upon me understanding to know you, diligence to see you, wisdom to find you, and faithfulness that finally may embrace you. Amen.
A prayer for union with Christ (Book of Common Prayer, 2019)Continue reading “Tune my heart in prayer”