Monday, December 17


~ Enjoy! Sister Marsaia Kaster and Sarah Gardner singing “I Wonder As I Wander” -- Link

~ Sam and I are jammin' on the uke -- not exactly in the same league as Sister Marsaia and Sarah Gardner -- that's why it's a still photo. -- Link

~ I decided to decorate my blog for Christmas. In the upper left hand corner is a set of Moravian Stars (on loan from Wikipedia). In the Moravian Church these stars are used as Advent symbols. (They also remind those of us in the Covenant Church of our shared history with the Moravian Pietists.)

~ It looks like the Jul Goat of Gävle, Sweden is surviving the Advent season -- no fires. But it also looks like he might be getting a little cold under that snow. -- Link to Webcam

~ I moved into my new office today (a remodel of a PIBC apartment -- at the rear of our administrative wing). This time I have a window -- but no door -- at least not yet -- they're still painting.

~ I've been having a lot of trouble with Firefox hanging up recently. Anyone else?

~ Rick Mansfield suggests that the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden was a papaya. Since discovering that the Bible says nothing about the fruit being an apple, I've lost countless hours of sleep reading between the lines and exegeting associated texts. And I've come to the conclusion that the fruit was a kiwi. Sorry, Rick. Don't ask me how I know -- it would take countless hours to explain -- and then you might disagree -- just take my word for it. I'd like to start a new denomination of Kiwinians but I'm seeing problems reaching critical mass. (Bear with me. It's the end of a long semester and I'm a little punchy.)

~ The rise of the ultra reformed tide in the American church continues -- City Seminary is a new school in the Sacramento, California area.

~ My friend Keith Hamilton is looking for a missionary type to become the new academic dean at Alaska Christian College. Let me know if you're interested and I'll send you his email address (It's also on the "phone directory" on their website.).
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