Category Archives: Economic fears

You, Wherever You Are

When I planned this blog, I thought I knew who you would be, Reader. I thought the blog would come to the attention of people who live somewhere near route 117, because I would mention place names along the road, … Continue reading

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Are You Making Your Rent? Your Mortgage?

Progressive Theology Twitter is going nuts … I dove in … probably shouldn’t have. The people getting exercised over a post about humility: how many of them serve small churches that may not survive this awful time? How much does … Continue reading

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That Question, Again

When the shut-down order was given in March, most businesses that depend on walk-in traffic had to freeze in place. Their income vanished and all they could do was wait. Now they’re waiting to see if reopening can save them. … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and Some Massachusetts Towns and Cities

Look! Data about the towns along route 117 in Massachusetts — and the city of Chelsea, the COVID-19 epicenter of Massachusetts. Many people there live crowded together, and they do all the kinds of work that put them in the … Continue reading

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What Working Is Like Right Now

I am sick of You. I’m not talking to You today. Friend, how’s it going? How’s your work? I thought I would talk a little about mine. I’m interested in God, but I don’t make my living thinking about God. … Continue reading

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Evictions and God

Hello, God. The chart I showed You a while back was too confusing. It was counterintuitive, as we say. That means that how you instinctively understand something is actually incorrect. Sorry if You already know what that means, I’m never … Continue reading

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Litany for a Pandem—

Never mind. All my churches are online now, sanctuaries I can practically touch and smell in memory, voices I love that I haven’t heard in years. Yes, O God, I said love. You are my obsession that I can’t help; … Continue reading

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Serve Others

My cellphone stopped recording during a presentation, and when I discovered it later, I swore and swore and swore. Tension swells up inside me and I want to smash my laptop against the wall; I want to hear it bang … Continue reading

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Lofty and Uplifted, part 4

Hello, God. Thought I’d check in. So, have You noticed what’s going on with us here in Massachusetts? I don’t know how good You are with numbers, but here’s a table gives a good overview. That’s from this web page, … Continue reading

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How Are You? part 2

My minister asks me a question, if I happen to see him at coffee hour. Oh God. I mean, back when we had coffee hour, because we were meeting at church in the flesh and all. The question is, “How … Continue reading

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