Category Archives: Taking Faith

Posts about faith, in particular, about putting Christ back in to Christianity

And the band played on!…

[from Linda] Thanks to all who shared in the great celebration of Chris’s life yesterday. The music – sounds of TaizĂ© and the Zenith Bayou Brass Band – brought joy and cheer to all. Concluded Matthew, rector at Trinity Church: … Continue reading

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Memorial Service

[from Linda] Chris’s memorial service will be held this Friday, Nov. 12 at 2:00 pm at Trinity Church (Ravenswood and Laurel) in Menlo Park. The photo that accompanies this post was taken by friend and photographer Gary Fong when Chris … Continue reading

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It's a wrap…

[from Linda] With the Giants in the lead – and they didn’t dare lose tonight! – Chris died peacefully shortly after 7:30 pm tonight. We’ll have more details about the memorial service and celebration service shortly. Thank you, thank you, … Continue reading

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The arrival of Sister Morphine

Note: Chris dictated this post to Linda this morning. These things always get here sooner than we think they will. Planning ahead has not been our strong suit. We’ve gotten equipment in too late – case in point the assistive … Continue reading

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Where's God when you need Her?

A couple of correspondents – both secular and faithful – have recently lamented the seeming absence of God in all that Linda and I have endured these past few years. In truth, I feel closer to God now than at … Continue reading

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Hath we been smote?

Friend Daniel Clendenin, the theologian, kindly invited me to share some thoughts with him for the lectionary of October 3 for his web site. One of the readings made mention of those who had been smote by God, presumably for … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

The following is an excerpt from an email to an old (mostly) virtual colleague with whom I’ve recently reconnected. The topic of forgiveness came up: Forgiveness is, as you note, key to healthy relationships, if not all of the human … Continue reading

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