Category Archives: Reflections

The Florida Project and 2018

Steven Spielberg’s film The Post, not yet out here in the Phoenix area where I am spending a week of vacation, is being described as “not the best movie that came out all year, but it’s the one people need … Continue reading

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The World is About to Turn

Thanks again to ELCA World Hunger for the Advent Series they wrote for 2017, inspired by Rory Cooney’s hymn Canticle of the Turning, an interpretation of Mary’s Magnificat.                         … Continue reading

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Screening Committees

We continued our Advent series, The World is About to Turn, on Dec. 13 asking how we have acted as “screening committee,” denying the worth of the people God might work through in our community or church?  How can we … Continue reading

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Voices Crying Out

This year at Trinity Lutheran Church, Nampa our Midweek Advent series is based on the hymn Canticle of the Turning, based on Mary’s Magnificat.  This week we heard from Isaiah Chapter 40: “A voice cries out:‘In the wilderness prepare the … Continue reading

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Films and Transformation

This week my friend Rev. Karen Hunter and I will be presenting on Peace Camp for some potential new supporters.  Karen believes that being with people who are different than us, something we did a lot of at Peace Camp, … Continue reading

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“Hidden Figures” and three more

I had my fill this past month in heartwarming, heartbreaking, inspiring and thought  provoking films.  It began with the wonderful Hidden Figures, the story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served vital roles during the early years of the … Continue reading

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Winter Break Movies

Between Christmas and New Year’s I saw six memorable films: Fences, Jackie, La La Land, Cafe Society, Lion, and Manchester by the Sea, unintenionally saving my favorite two for last.  It is hard to turn a play into a great film (the … Continue reading

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