Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

February 10, 2021
by jenniferpuryear

Aggravations and Consolations, feat. Todd Jones

Yesterday was full of aggravations and concerns. The Lenten roses – in their humility, peacefulness, and acceptance of their particular geography – seemed to understand something I didn’t. The pansies, on the other hand? We were on the same page. I was reminded – as if one needs reminding – that almost every single thing is out of my control. Including each person I love …

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September 13, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Sunday Morning Special – and Friday Night Lights

Hello Bacon Friends! I hope you wake to a cool Sunday morning with late summer flowers lingering in the yard. I hope you have milk in your refrigerator. I hope you have a good dog – or spouse – or friend by your side today. This Tuesday morning September 15th I’ll speak at First Presbyterian Church, and I hope you might join me virtually or …

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April 14, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Good Friday Special: On Suffering

The empty tomb is stunning, transcendent – also hard to imagine – not impossible. The death and anguish of Good Friday? Not hard. Suffering and death we GET – though that doesn’t mean we don’t ask why. It seems a good time to share a post by Dr. Todd Jones, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, on What Shall We Say? Evil, Suffering and The Crisis of …

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