From the moment I first encountered it, I’ve liked the crisp, vivid and memorable language of this Fellowship’s mission statement. Our stated purpose is “nurturing spirit, transforming lives and leading change.” Each one of those active verbs sets off resonant ripples of meaning in my … read more.
Category: Minister’s Minilogue
A ‘small word from the minister,’ a bite-sized piece for reflection and, hopefully, response. Written by Rev. Bruce Johnson, these minilogues will also appear in the weekly eNews.
Some years ago, when I was asked to deliver an invocation at my congregation’s Oktoberfestfundraising dinner, I recalled the keen and profoundly cynical observation made by the brilliant, mad German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche: “The trick,” he said, “is not to arrange a festival, but to … read more.
The curmudgeonly mathematician and philosopher, Bertrand Russell, once said that “work consists of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth’s surface relative to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so. The first is unpleasant and ill … read more.
Last month I attended my 50th high school class reunion, held during the annual “Heritage Days Festival” in the small town of Two Harbors, Minnesota. (Actually, it was our 51st, since we had to cancel last summer’s semicentennial gathering of the Class of 1971 due … read more.