A final post about my time in Holland, and an update on my plans. Some photos below. In short, I have plans to be in the United States in July. The Easter week, and weekend, was a time of decision making. And of contact with people. And a good time, in fact! And I was deciding, … Continue reading Holland III (final)
An update on my travels in Holland. I feel "at home" here, perhaps in the sense of the established nature of the Netherlands. I have spent the past three weeks in an apartment in the suburbs of The Hague. It is about 45 minutes walk to the CBD, and with a tram nearby. I have … Continue reading Holland II
"I am a tutor, a drummer, and I work." And then, I laugh. Perhaps because I have had such a confusing, and odd number of years. ... I get the question, "What do you do?" often. With some reflection now, the implementation is easy, because it is. I can tutor - and there is not much preparatory … Continue reading One step at a time
There is not a balance. In order, the creative comes before the complex. ... I tutor. And which, can be complex. The subject matter and the tensions are complex. And yet to tutor, is simple. To tutor is creative. I work in two jobs. Care work, is intense, and I think because there is pain … Continue reading Balancing the complex and the creative
Sometimes, a ramble is worth listening to. Or reading. There are people out there, who are wondering, "what's next?" There are people, who want to know what to do. There are people who feel so disoriented by the state of the world, that they do not know what to set their mind to: there is … Continue reading The appearance of things
An excerpt from N.T. Wright’s tome, Jesus and the Victory of God, page 268: “Centuries of Christian usage have accustomed readers of the New Testament to think of “forgiveness” as primarily a gift to the individual person, which can be made at any time. It is, in that sense, abstract and ahistorical, however much it … Continue reading The church is no longer in a state of sin.