Digital vs Real….

Was browsing thru the archives and this one got my attention….

dennis' notes....

I wonder which will prove to be more durable: the faded photos stuffed in boxes in the attic or the digital ephemera stored in “locations” that are really only collections of bytes somewhere in cyberspace….

My parents have a few old faded photos of their parents and even grandparents hidden away somewhere. They have a more of a collection documenting the childhood of me and my brothers. Sweetous and I have quite a pile of photos from our younger days and of Piglette and LB from early childhood thru high school. All of these artifacts are subject to deterioration and destruction from fire, wind, insurrections and so on.

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Currently reading: a list of four books I’m currently reading…..

We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation http://goo.gl/6bDPAB

McLaren provides a Genesis-to-Revelation overview of the Bible that will guide readers through a year of traditional practices for multiple settings: home churches, individual studies, congregations, classes, retreats, or simply a rich reading experience.

Embracing A Beautiful God: Tenth Anniversary Edition http://goo.gl/C7xrte

Within these fifty-two short, imaginative, and often humorous essays lies a lively “spirituality of Beauty” from the tradition of process theology. A book to be read aloud or savored as a daily meditation, it will appeal to readers from a variety of spiritual traditions. This Tenth Anniversary Edition includes a new preface by the author.

The Seven Deadly Sins: A Visitor’s Guide http://goo.gl/UIBavG

Sloth, envy, gluttony, greed, anger, lust, and pride: when and how were they first identified? Who grouped them together? Can we truly resist their pull? Renowned theologian Lawrence Cunningham explores these questions and others in his newest book.

Process Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed http://goo.gl/8MZdi2

As part of Contiuums Guide for the Perplexed series, this text provides an accessible introduction to process theology, aimed at nurturing the theological imagination of undergraduates, pastors and interested laypersons.

I just read an article in the Washington Post about Bowie Bergdahl. According to the article he had previously been discharged from the Coast Guard for psychological reasons ! The Army should never have enlisted him let alone send him to Afghanistan. How outrageous can you get ! As far as I am concerned this negates anything the Army could charge him with. He should be discharged and be considered a disabled veteran….

It’s coffee time….

A hot summer day at a family outing in the park. The kids was playing in the creek. I noticed the current pulling Leah down stream. I yelled “Leah!” and springing into action I took a flying leap into the creek where I was met with the cold reality of a hardwood floor. Ouch ! I’m not at the park watching the kids playing in the creek. Rather, I am flat out on the floor beside my bed. So now I have a bruise but I’m right pleased that Leah is OK. Happening now ! It’s coffee time !

Arthuriana, Studies on Early Medieval History & Legend

Welcome to Arthuriana. This is the personal academic website of Dr Thomas Green, which I have maintained since 1998. I am currently engaged in research at the University of Oxford; my principal research interests lie in the history, archaeology, place-names and literature of early medieval Britain. I have published a number of articles and books on these topics, with a particular focus on the early Arthurian legend and Anglian-British interaction in this period.

ReKnew

Throughout the world, people are re-thinking what they thought they knew about the Christian faith. It is an age, it seems, in which many believers and skeptics alike are dissatisfied with the status quo.  Questions increasingly outnumber answers, and faith feels harder and harder to hold….

weekend update….

A mixed bag this weekend was. We were able to get two long bike rides in which wear me out. But that’s a good thing as it means I am getting a good workout.

I was able to get some work done for the office too…

On a not so good note, the neighbor’s Pit Bull followed Doreen into the house and ran over and bit the Rotweiler we are watching on the leg. Doesn’t seem to be a serious injury though. I’m hoping  the owners of the Rotti are not too upset….