Monday, May 28, 2012

the Doughman

So the Doughman fostered it's typical super fun and hilarious atmosphere.  Some teams had great costumes.  Others were hellbent on winning (like us).  I hope we all had a great time and that Seeds benefited enormously from this very strange event which includes teams of four who eat, bike, eat, run, swim (actually a paddle in an inner-tube), eat, run, eat, run, eat and you're done.  It took us something like one hour, ten minutes to do that stuff and we were fortunate enough to take less time than the other teams.  Congrats to the Bull City Track Club team of David Tallon, George "Monk" Linney, Brendan Howell, and Duncan "Snawfus" Hoge.  Festivities continued at Dain's Place and apparently those who were able to make it had a dandy time toasting the win and the event.  We had fun and hope you did.

Brendan and I represented the remnants of our skeleton team known as the Suffern All-Stars.  We were happy to admit better fitness than either of the last two years when we were lucky enough to win in 2010 and unlucky enough to lose by a hair in in 2011.  We were joined by a solid cyclist in the form of Dave Tallon and the ever solid Duncan Hoge who can be seen in photo #69 crying for joy (second from right) in what was clearly the pinnacle moment of his extensive endurance career.

Thanks to all the Doughman organizers and volunteers who tirelessly organize this event and particularly Jason and Kim who provided the timing through Bull City Running Co. as this is a rather complex event with many moving pieces and no less than four splits to calculate per team.  That's a lot of stress on any chip technology.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Spiritual Rebirth: The Samaritan Woman at the Well

Spiritual Rebirth: The Samaritan Woman at the Well
Boys Bruegger's Bibles, commonly referred to as B3, gathers tomorrow, Monday, May 28, 2012,  7:00am at the Bruegger's at 1833 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd in Durham, NC.  We will be reading and discussing John's fourth chapter.  You don't need to have been before to join us tomorrow.  For many of you men out there with work conflicts, this is your chance to join and might be your last chance for a while.  It will be a great way to start your Memorial Day.  First time visitors, coffee is on me.

Jesus engages a Samaritan woman and talks of the importance of flow.  You don't want to miss it.

Also, appreciating this post from Kate Kresse that locates this photo and sculpture.  Nice writing.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Ecclesial Theology: Curtis Freeman on Pentecost and Baptist-Pentecosta...

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

"One Day" by David Whyte from "River Flow"

One day I will
the gift I once had has been taken.

The place I have made for myself
belongs to another.
The words I have sung
are being sung by the ones
I would want.

Then I will be ready
for that voice
and the still silence in which it arrives.

And if my faith is good
then we'll meet again
on the road
and we'll be thirsty,
and stop
and laugh
and drink together again

from the deep well of things as they are.

from River Flow, 2007, Many Rivers Press

David's new book, Pilgrim, should be ready soon.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May 20 PB&J Hint???

Do you know where this is in Durham? Hint: not on ATT. 

This is very close to where we will celebrate PB&J on Sunday, May 20 at 11:30am.  Does anyone know where this is in Durham?  Just over the top of this hill and around the corner is where you can find the Tobacco Trail Church at Prayer, at Brunch, and Jamming on Sunday, 11:30am.