happy birthday mr. presdient…

Dates and places seem to be important markers for things. My birthday, the day I was baptized, my first comminion, my confirmation, the day I graduated high school, college, seminary, or the day I got married, ordained, installed. All of those dates bear varying amounts of significance in my life. For the most part though, …

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frank and fraternal…

I have a habit of not just reading one book at a time. Currently I am shuffling between three books, which is fairly average for me. Sometimes I find value in just plowing through one of them, but, more often than not, I find reading multiple books helps me think. There is something about putting …

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not resolved by power…

One of the wonderful things I get to do by virtue of my day off is spend time at a coffee shop near where my wife works. I hang out there for a variety of reasons: the people, the coffee, the opportunity to read in silence if I so choose. It is also a place …

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the more things change, the more they stay the same…

The internet is a wonderful thing, at least, it can be. How else would I know that the title of this post was originally uttered by French critic Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr? Well, I wouldn't. Now that graduation has passed, my ordination has taken place, and I am now only a day or two away from …

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looking back to Lent…

It is a little hard to believe that it has been months since I last blogged. It had become for me a release, a way to sort things out. But, while on internship, blogging took a back seat to real life. And even though my internship ended in November I haven't found the desire to …

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sunny Sante Fe would be nice…

Recently, thanks in large part to my dalliance with a rip current, I have taken some time to think about my place in life. And, wouldn't you know it, in all that pondering  I felt the urge to once again put fingers to keys and open up about it. Life has certainly been busy, but …

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what do I stand for?

It has been too long. February and March came and went and here I sit, a third of the way through April and I haven't taken the time to post. Ah well, such is life I guess. My internship keeps me busy, and I am loving every minute of it. The people who I am …

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into an uncomfortable place

Lent is upon us. For a long time I never really felt good about Lent, not that you are supposed to or anything. But growing up I never quite understood the whole idea of giving something up. It isn't that I thought it was somehow too Roman Catholic of a practice to take up, I …

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gift giving and heretic hitting…

Today seems like as good of a day as any to begin again. It has been almost two months since I last posted and quite a bit has happened. Classes finished rapidly, ending with the best gpa I have had at CSL, and my wife and I were whisked away to the east coast to …

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more than enough: toward A theology of hope

The following is a submission for our student publication at Concordia Seminary. I'd love to hear your feedback so that I can improve as a writer and theologian.   More Than Enough: Toward a Theology of Hope By M. E. Borrasso   On the heels of the first presidential debate of this election season, pundits …

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