On a Bicycle Built for Two—A Tandem theology

by Ann M. Pederson   The simple definition of tandem from Merriam-Webster.com: a group of two people or things that work together or are associated with each other. “There is, however, in the Galilean origin of Christianity yet another suggestion which does not fit very well with any of the three main strands of thought.…

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Becoming Christ-like Heathens

by Ann Pederson “What is done in the world is transformed into a reality in heaven, and the reality of heaven passes back into the world. By reason of this reciprocal relation, the love in the world passes into the love in heaven, and floods back again into the world. In this sense, God is…

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An Expose (to lay bare) on Breast Cancer

by Ann Pederson “There’s no release from reality, no ‘outside’ or ‘beyond’ from which some transforming touch might come. But what a relief it can be to befriend contingency, to meet God right here in the havoc of change, to feel love like a stroke of pure luck.” (17) My Bright Abyss, by Christian Wiman There…

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ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS

by Ann Pederson Living Until We Die, Dying Until We Live Celebrating life with a how to die party: or What do I want when I am not able to know what I want Surrounded by some of our favorite people, we chose to spend this last Sunday night talking about how we would want…

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MEMORIES

By Ann Pederson From The Way We Were, Barbra Streisand sings: “memories. . .light the corners of my mind, misty water-colored memories, of the way things were. . . .Or has time rewritten every line?” Some days it seems like time has rewritten every line of my mother’s memory. Or at least the cells in…

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YELLOWSTONE

by Ann Pederson About as faithfully as the old geyser spouts off, Gary and I travel almost every summer to my favorite place in the world—Yellowstone Park. I grew up in Bozeman, Montana and Yellowstone was just a drive up the Gallatin Canyon from my house. My parents and I avoided the tourist seasons so…

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