John David Kudrick

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Jordan’s Law of (Zero) Attraction: Part 1

A Short Story about Being Human

“Hey, you mind if I sit here? Seems like the only open seat in the place.”

“Yeah, go ahead.”

“Geez, look at all these people. It’s like coffee just got outlawed and everyone’s making a run for the nearest café.” 

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Choose Wisely: The Way of Jesus or America?

“Jesus is Lord” is going to make my life quite dysfunctional in relationship to a good deal of American practice.

from Stanley hauerwas in sunday asylum
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Thinking (about Thinking) and Wondering

Though my parents raised me on a steady diet of nature and science shows, music and artistic events, camping and enjoyment of the outdoors and sports, I lacked any significant training in the deeper things of humanity: theology, philosophy, and psychology. I wasn’t trained in how to think well or made aware that I should think well.

from why i still believe by mary jo sharp

Just read the quotation above this morning and it got me to thinking (about thinking) and then to wondering:

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Ah … So That’s What Jesus Meant by “Peacemakers”

Hopped online to look for artwork featuring the “Blessed are the peacemakers …” verse from Matthew 5:9 in the Bible. Given all that I’ve been reading and listening to over the past few years, I really thought I’d heard and seen everything in terms of Empire America co-opting Jesus and his gospel, but I honestly could only stare with blank eyes at the images that came up on my computer screen.

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Children and Flowers Show the Way to Peace and Liberation

Wisdom for living from Isaiah, Jesus, and John Denver

The wolf shall live with the lamb,
    the leopard shall lie down with the kid,
the calf and the lion and the fatling together,
    and a little child shall lead them.

Isaiah 11:6 (NRSV)
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Super Bowl Party Food (for Thought)

Is God a football fan?
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“Love Your Enemies” Means…?

Sign held at Global Day of Protest peace rally in
Pittsburgh, PA, on 1-25-2020
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Dots That Don’t Connect

Headline from TIME Magazine article posted on 1-10-2020
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Thank You, Dr. King, for Not Believing Them

Said, “Hey little boy you can’t go where the others go
‘Cause you don’t look like they do.”

Said, “Hey old man how can you stand
To think that way?
Did you really think about it
Before you made the rules?”

He said, “Son
That’s just the way it is
Some things will never change
That’s just the way it is.”

Ah, but don’t you believe them.

from “the way it is” by bruce hornsby and the range

“Just Because” by Maggie Kudrick

A poem for the 2020 MLK Day Writing Awards

Just because I am a girl

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When Words Fail Even a Writer …

Tried several times to think of something to say about this bumper sticker I saw on Sunday morning, but just couldn’t come up with anything, so I’ll leave you to your own musings:

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