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Posted May 22, 2017:
I’m off to
the Wallowas this week to open up our cabin,
and do the spring clean up, fix up. As in Seattle, it’s
been a wet and cold spring in the Wallowas, so it will
be chilly there at least at night; predictions are for
sunny and warm in the day. I’ll enjoy building fires in
the old fireplace. Word has it that the snowpack in the
mountains is huge. Lot’s of water for fish and river
rafters! We’re doing a raft trip on the Snake in June.
calls for Trump’s removal. Remember Douthat
is a “conservative.” Impeachment is not the route
Douthat recommends, but the 25th amendment’s removal for
incompetence. Something seems to have shifted this week
in terms of patience running out with Trump. Will that
shift be sustained? Will we have to wait until there is
some genuine disaster resulting from Trump’s
a fan of Reinhold Niebuhr (as was President Obama).
Niebuhr is certainly the theologian who has influenced
more presidents and politicians than any other in the
last 75 years.
Here's a link.
Religious News Service
interview with Fleming Rutledge about her
book “Understanding the Crucifixion.” It is a great and
a challenging book which I hope is being read among
mainliners as widely as it is among Catholics,
evangelicals and neo-Calvinists.
Internet empowering women theological. We hear
a lot about the problems spawned by new tech,
here’s a story about creating new possibilities for,
in this case, evangelical women. Long marginalized in
conservative churches and denominations, the internet
and blogs gives them new platforms, voice, access,
audiences and power. Move over boys!
of grievance is the common thread uniting the
otherwise odd couple, Donald Trump and Evangelical
Christians. They have it and he plays to it, according
Michael Gerson in a piece that is admirable for
being historically and theologically informed. For more
see this week’s Weekly Meditation,
An Hour for
the Ocean is a Seattle Aquarium sponsored
service opportunity. I will be leading the Hour for the
Ocean Beach Clean-Up at Discovery Park on Saturday June
10, 1 - 3 p.m. in my capacity as a Parks and Rec Seattle
Urban Nature Guide. If you’re interested we will meet at
the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center at
Here’s more info. Join me!
- Tony Robinson
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