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Where is God in the Pandemic? ..and other musings.

by Roger Wolsey

A collage of musings that I posted on my Facebook page over the past 2 weeks. These particular ones belong together: For those who are wondering “Where is God in this pandemic?” God is in the physicians and healthcare workers who are pouring out everything they’ve got to save as many of us as possible. […]

You’re Gonna Die. Pro-tips for Death & Dying.

by Roger Wolsey

“Children! You’re gonna die! That’s right. You’re gonna die! You don’t think you’re gonna die! You can’t imagine dyin’ right now, but one of these days, they’re gonna take you out to the cemetery, drop you in a hole, throw dirt in your face, and go back to the church and eat potato salad!” Christian […]

Being a Non-Anxious Presence in an Anxious Time.

by Roger Wolsey

“Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”  The words are from Kurt Vonnegut, the art is that of a tagger on a hidden wall in Boulder, the city I used to live in. It aptly conveys the anxious end of an idyllic – though illusory – season in the lives of the white elite, including mine. […]

This Isthmus of Isness – a poem about God.

by Roger Wolsey

No longer can I fake it No longer can I pretend No longer can I fool myself and others that when I say “God” I mean what they think I’m supposed to mean. No longer can I talk about a god six steps removed, as if God were the A-Team of attorneys, advertisers, and agents […]

Authentically Christian. Getting real to help our Culture.

by Roger Wolsey

I recently had the honor to be a guest interviewed on the BiCurean Podcast. I had only learned of this greatly needed podcast in the past year. It is hosted by two people on a mission – a mission to help heal our broken culture and to inspire us toward a less polarized way of […]

Ending the Civil War. Ways to Engage.

by Roger Wolsey

“They’re so wrong.” “They’re impossible.” “They’re never going to change their minds.” That’s a lot of they-ing and overstatement. And yet, I think that’s what we do – we write others off as beyond hope. All too frequently, I think we dismiss people who think differently than we do – patently, wholesale, and out of […]

Preemptive Warfare is UnChristian.

by Roger Wolsey

At the start of this new year, this last year of our current decade, President Trump ordered a drone airstrike to assassinate a high ranking military official of Iran, General Qassem Soleimani – the person largely responsible for the (near) end of ISIS. The assassination took place on Jan. 2, 2020. This action was the equivalent […]

Donald Trump is The Highlander?

by Roger Wolsey

Donald Trump has a name. So do you. I’ve been participating in the “Photo-a-Day Challenge” where people are invited to post photos they’ve taken to social media that relate to the theme assigned for each day. Today is the 19th day of Advent and the word assigned is “Name.” We all have names and many […]

Can We Cancel Cancel Culture? Ways to Engage.

by Roger Wolsey

“They’re so wrong.” “They’re impossible.” “They’re never going to change their minds.” That’s a lot of they-ing and overstatement. And yet, I think that’s what we do – we write others off as beyond hope. All too frequently, I think we dismiss people who think differently than we do – patently, wholesale, and out of […]

Do you Gollumize? Making Idols of our Suffering.

by Roger Wolsey

I’ve done it. There have been times when I’ve allowed my identity to become wrapped up in some trauma that happened to me or grief that I’ve experienced. I’ve allowed myself to view myself primarily as a victim. I’ve poo-pooed other people’s journeys of healing because I hadn’t experienced “sufficient” healing in my own life. […]

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