Saturday, January 17, 2004

Hey. I'm about to go off to Portland for the day, but before I go check out these quotes from New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton.
"These is actually no more dangerous solitude then that of the man who is lost in a crowd, who does not know he is alone, and who does not function as a person in a community either."
On God--> "He is at once infinite solitude (one nature) and perfect society (three persons)."
Many of you will be having a day off this Monday. I don’t want a single one of you to forget why.
Some Speeches of MLK
Chris Halverson

Friday, January 16, 2004

Check out the's 30 second ad against Bush.
Yet another rejection slip!
Hello, Chris, and thank you for submitting your story "Miscellaneious
Being.." to Wicked Hollow, but I'm afraid I won't be accepting it for

Sorry, but not quite a match here. I don't pick up too many stories
directly with angels, demons, or the like. More just a personal taste
than anything specifically wrong with the ilk. I also felt there was
much telling here where you could have instead showed the reader
thus bringing them further into the story. For example, in describing
cat you say, "It is skinny and malnourished." Very well, but why not
us that it's skinny and malnourished instead of telling us?

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to read this, however, and feel
free to
send along your next.

Jon Hodges, Wicked Hollow

What can I say. I'm batting around zero. Eh.

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

The Questions
1. If it is true that “it isn’t good for man to be alone,” why are relationships difficult and the state of being alone so attractive?
2. The Bible says, “and in doing this Jesus declared all food clean.” Even if all food is clean should all food be ate? Was it all food CAN be eaten or all food SHOULD be eaten?
3. Which creation story makes more sense to you? Which “feels” the best?
4. If Jesus’ death on the cross destroyed sin death and the devil why do bad things still happen?
5. Is there a certain amount of discontinuity between David and his house and Jesus? By that I mean no one claimed David was divine, why do we claim Jesus was divine?

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

My blog seems to be getting around. All the following sites mention it in some way shape or form!
Faith in society
Another Blogger

Monday, January 12, 2004

Well, I got a rejection slip today. Here it is
Dear The Confused Lutheran:

Thank you for submitting your work to The Pedestal Magazine. We enjoyed reading it but regret that we cannot use it at this time.

We have begun to receive an overwhelming number of excellent submissions. It is exciting to receive so much exceptional work; however, there is also accompanying frustration in that we are simply unable to publish as much as we would like to. Space and budgetary issues force us to acknowledge and conform to certain limitations. Suffice it to say, we wish we could publish more of what we receive.

We wish you the best of luck in placing your work elsewhere and sincerely hope that you will submit other writing to us in the future.


The Pedestal Magazine

"There are three things men can do with women: love them, suffer for them, or turn them into literature."
-Stephen Stills

Sunday, January 11, 2004

Check out this blog, it is like a bizzaro world verson of "Chris Halverson-- Lutheran,Student, & Writer"
Check out this collage I put together! It is using paintings by Caspar David Friedrich as well as a picture from out of my window!