Bonsack–A Poem for my child

Bonsack

It was not the petting zoo my son was enthralled with
Out at the farm in Bonsack
It was not the piglets, not the goats
Nor the bunnies nor the cows
Only a moment he spent
In the kernel pit before wanting out
Or in the pumpkin patch before nursing
And though he has a love for tractors
Sitting focused at the wheel
Mastering the gears and levers at sixteen months
Though he rode with us on the hay wagon
With eyes wide for the pasture
It was in the corn maze that he screamed for his daddy
Not with fear
But with blooming vigor for the continual rush of life!
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“The Reason Some Theologians are Arrogant and How to Avoid the Pride Trap” by Donald Miller

“The Reason Some Theologians are Arrogant and How to Avoid the Pride Trap” by Donald Miller

The Reason Some Theologians are Arrogant and How to Avoid the Pride Trap

by Donald Miller

In sum: Knowledge Puffs Up.

Meeting Jesus with Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Woody Guthrie

The neoprimitive blog: Meeting Jesus with Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Woody Guthrie

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In 1933, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote some words that might burn your biscuits. Here they are:

For the proletariat, it is easy to depict Christ as allied with the Church of the bourgeois society. Then the worker sees no reason to give Jesus a qualified place or status. The Church is one with the stupefied and oppressive capitalist system. But at this very point the working class may distinguish between Jesus and his Church; he is not the guilty party. Jesus, yes; Church, no! . . . What does it mean when the proletarian says, in his world of mistrust, ‘Jesus was a good man?’ It means that nobody needs to mistrust him. The proletarian does not say, ‘Jesus is God.’ But when he says, ‘Jesus is a good man, he is saying more than the bourgeois says when he repeats, ‘Jesus is God.’ (Christ the Center, trans. Edwin…

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