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Hi all, thanks for the conversation. My comment got too long, so I posted it on my blog instead: Thanks for starting the conversation, Kelly.
After six years, I made the move from hosted Movable Type on Typepad to self-hosted Wordpress. And now I'm posting my first post from my Droid Pro. My times have changed. By all means, give me feedback on the redesign,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at Clark's Occasional Blog
By “law,” Alain Badiou means something other than what we mean when we speak casually of “God’s law.” You were probably nervous about this. What Badiou means by law depends fundamentally on what he means by universal. I will work... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2011 at Clark's Occasional Blog
Alain Badiou is a secular French philosopher indebted to another secular French philosopher, Michel Foucault. For example, they share a common concern in the construction of the individual subject--or, as I understand it, how we become who we are. Badiou... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2011 at Clark's Occasional Blog
Alain Badiou is a secular French philosopher. In 1997, he published in French what in 2003 was translated into English, Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism. On page one, and throughout the book, Badiou dismisses as fable Paul’s, and our,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at Clark's Occasional Blog
Merry Christmas, friends! Sara and I are settling into our new house in Davenport. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Our Christmas present to you is a small photo album of what Christmas Eve looks like with us.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2010 at Clark's Occasional Blog
Hello friends, Sara and I are moving to Davenport, Iowa. On Halloween Sunday, Sara received and accepted a call to St. Paul Lutheran Church. She will be the second full-time associate pastor and will start in the new year. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at Clark's Occasional Blog
Hi, Helen. Full communion means we share communion fully. We welcome each other to the Table. Our pastors are interchangeable and can serve and preside in each other's congregations. Our denominational structures stay as they are, while we affirm our essential unity.
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2010 on full communion at Clark's Occasional Blog
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I attended a wonderful celebration of the new Lutheran-Methodist Full Communion Partnership on Saturday. It inspired me, at the very least, to follow all the ELCA's full communion partners on Twitter. I made a list, so you can follow them... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2010 at Clark's Occasional Blog
Today, Brian McLaren tweeted a video and a link. What are stale expressions of church to do? The link was to a post about the Mennonite denomination, raising what McLaren called "good questions of survival." It made me wonder what... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at Clark's Occasional Blog
Apparently author Virginia Postrel is a libertarian, but I'm groovin' on her 1998 book anyway. I wish it was less pejorative and more descriptive, but, three chapters in, it's practically a leadership manual. (By the way, I came across The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at Clark's Occasional Blog
My brother-in-law Brent invited me, with a handful of others, to his newest online project: Landscapes. At Landscapes, we--a diverse collection of academics, artists, and this pastor--will reflect on a theme, different each issue. Brent's first suggestion is, "Roads Belong... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at Clark's Occasional Blog