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Pastor Zip's Blog I'm a conservative Lutheran pastor in a liberal world

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Pastor Zip's Blog · 4W ago

Hey Father!

So after eating Todd and I are walking up University Street to the parking lot when we hear the shout, "Hey Father!" Todd spots her first, a black woman waiting in the left-turn lane who'd ...
Pastor Zip's Blog · 2M ago

Community? Not!

I just heard it used again on a radio broadcast and I've had it. The speaker was representing "the hospital community." A few weeks ago a young woman described trying to break into "the mo...
Pastor Zip's Blog · 2M ago

My SFnal Day

Carrie Fisher died this morning. I was 18 when she burst indelibly into my eyes as Princess Leia in Stars Wars. She was not-yet 21.For dinner tonight I had breen. It's a Narn food I learned about on Babylon 5. G'Kar tells us it is one of those un...
Pastor Zip's Blog · 4M ago

The Election

I posted the following earlier today at ALPB Forum Online in response to comments on the topic "Election followup." Pastor ZipI picked up reading long before starting Kindergarten in 1964. ...
Pastor Zip's Blog · 4M ago

Of Course I Voted

I walked into the polling room at Neighborhood House about quarter to four. The three booths were occupied and, after I checked in, I was told to have seat with a few others folks already there before they called my name. Not a long line by any mea...
Pastor Zip's Blog · 6M ago

Advertising Algorithms: Still Not Ready

Inspired to action by Bishop Barron's comments on Fleming Rutledge's The Crucifixion, I added the book to my Amazon Wish List a few moments ago. The Rev. Rutledge is a retired Episcopal priest who has long had a reputation as an excellent preacher a...
Pastor Zip's Blog · 7M ago

The End of a Long Day

It was quarter-to-five Thursday morning when I walked into a largely empty, but awakening,...
Pastor Zip's Blog · 8M ago

The Declaration

Written 240 years ago, the Declaration of Independence is more than stirring words. The B...
Pastor Zip's Blog · 1Y ago

Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle

A Good Friday hymn that continues to grow on me is the ancient Latin hymn Pange lingua, pa...
Pastor Zip's Blog · 1Y ago

Primary Election Day 2016

It was about 3:30 in the afternoon when I showed up at my polling place and, lo and behold, there was a line of people! That's not very common in this precinct. Then it turned out two of the seven were at the wrong precinct. On the other hand, one...