Author Archives: pstrobus

About pstrobus

The product of a youth misspent in libraries. I realized early that language is important and that words have a great deal of power and so I listen for the shape of the ideas as well as the words.

Our Faithfulness, like Grass

A challenge in life is carrying infinite expectations on very finite shoulders. The ability to do so comes from the truth that God’s strength begins where ours ends. Continue reading

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Come and You Will See

John’s Gospel starts off with an odd little discussion we tend to skip because we want to “get on with it.” When we do so, we miss a very deep and searching invitation into life. Continue reading

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Keeping Awake

In this rushed season, sleep is often sought as enthusiastically as that Hot Toy. There is however, some confusion about what “being asleep” really means. Continue reading

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We Need a Little Lent-Mas

Lent is “such a downer, man” and this is the time of “happyhappy(tm)” so why am I talking about Lent at a time like this? Because it is also prime spiritual growth time. Continue reading

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Sheep, Goats, Hmmmm

Part of the problem of the parable of the sheep and the goats is the identity of “the least of these.” I’ve got a theory and it makes me both uncomfortable and hopeful. Continue reading

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Using it to Pieces

We do not like the parables of judgment, perhaps because we spend too much time focusing on the justice of those judgments and too little on what we can learn about how we live. Continue reading

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