Laughing at life, or at death–a pre-Lenten Pastoral Backstory – February 23rd, 2017
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Laughing at life, or at death–a pre-Lenten Pastoral Backstory – February 23rd, 2017

February 23rd, 2017 There’s an old joke: Two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of them says, ‘Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.’ The other one says, ‘Yeah, I know, and such small portions.’ Well, that’s essentially how I feel about life — full of loneliness, and misery, and suffering, and unhappiness, and it’s all over much too quickly. Woody Allen   It’s the assumption of many,...

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Art as apologia – Pastoral Backstory – August 25th, 2016
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Art as apologia – Pastoral Backstory – August 25th, 2016

  August 25th, 2016 It wasn’t that long ago we let a work of art teach us a lesson about morality, with Malcolm Gladwell serving as our docent for that Backstory. Since then–as recently as last Saturday–CtK took a first step toward cultivating artistic expression as a community. It’s not that we haven’t cherished the arts before; our worship, this column, and some of the events we’ve promoted...

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