“No More of This”

Culture / Ordinary Life

Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020. 5:30 pm. The House Between. Margie and I did something we rarely do—we turned on the television news, WCCO…

Unforeseen Contingencies

Family / Ordinary Life

It was early during the evening hours. Night had not yet descended; it was that time of the year when daylight lingered longer than…

Pandemic Wisdom

Faith / Family / Ordinary Life

So much has been written about the pandemic, much of it wise.  I wondered why add my own? So, here are quotes from others…

Ahhh, there I am!

Maturity and Flourishing / Ordinary Life

1921. Two little girls, sisters, warmly dressed, pose in a yard in New Bedford, Massachusetts. On the left is Ruth Simpson Ashworth bundled into…

The Seamless Life (Steven Garber, 2020)

Books / Faith / Ordinary Life / Spirituality

The Seamless Life Over many years of mentoring and teaching, Steve Garber has rightly insisted that the Lordship of Christ should transform our view…

“He will exult over you” – A funeral sermon

Ordinary Life

“He will exult over you with loud singing”            A funeral sermon for my mother, Marjorie Haack by Denis Haack…

The Millennial Existential Experience

Maturity and Flourishing / Pluralistic World

He stood out in a room of forty balding pastors. Most were old and graying with the settled paunch of a largely inactive lifestyle.…

The Last Straw

Creation / Ordinary Life

The Last Straw I think it was the video of a plastic straw stuck up the nostril of a sea tortoise leaking blood and…

Going Home

Faith / Family / Ordinary Life

Going Home We are saddened by the recent death of Denis’ mother. At the same time just when we’d almost lost hope of spring…

Our Planet (David Attenborough; 2019)

Creation / Movies

Wonder and stewardship Each episode of Our Planet (2019) opens with the same dazzling image. The camera is in space, hovering above the surface of…