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“Caught My Eye” Begins Tomorrow.

“Caught My Eye” Begins Tomorrow.

Tomorrow sees the start of “Caught My Eye.” Right now, the intention is for the feature to be three things: A weekly feature at The Life Mosaic. Five items I experienced over the week and want to share. A space to offer your thoughts and share your own items. This may fluctuate in the future … Continue reading

Sorry, God, That’s Not Our Policy.

Sorry, God, That’s Not Our Policy.

This morning I read a news story explaining that the pastor from the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod in Newton, CT had to issue an apology to the LCMS president for participating in a prayer vigil two days after the murder of innocent adults and children because leaders of other faith traditions also participated. Here’s … Continue reading

Not That “Mosaic.”

Not That “Mosaic.”

I searched for the word “mosaic” in some of my seminary and ministry books to see who was writing about it in the same way Wuthnow and Kinnaman did. By and large, the “mosaic” I found in these searches was referring to not to the concept of being a person or society or world comprised … Continue reading

Four Videos on Being a Salad.

Four Videos on Being a Salad.

I came across a handful of videos about what it means to live in and live as a mosaic within “salad” terminology and thought I’d share them with you. This professor, Dr. Magala, clearly defines and contrasts the melting pot and the salad. He points out the risks of the salad, that a group or … Continue reading

Melting Pot, No. Mosaic, Yes.

Melting Pot, No. Mosaic, Yes.

The term “Melting Pot” does not agree with me, or is it the other way around? The United States has long been called the melting pot of the world as immigrants from many walks of life descend upon the nation from all four corners of the globe. The idea is that as these persons of … Continue reading

I am a mosaic.

I am a mosaic.

There is excitement in being sure and unsure at the same time. To enjoy ritual and tradition while dipping a toe into waters creative and fresh. And to be in seeming contradiction on purpose, with intention, that is most exciting at all. That’s what it is to see one as living the life mosaic. Around … Continue reading