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About kathrynrickert

Possibly from watching the movie Bambie at the age of 6, I have had a life-long awareness that saying ONLY nice things, does not make the world just or kind. Thus, my 2009 doctoral dissertation..."Talking Back to God" , is one of the main aspects of the work I do. Always interdisciplinary, seeking connections across borders that are usually marked with DO NOT ENTER, I seek to pay attention, pray, think, create,and imagine using biblical laments, Christian worship texts, and the ordinary stuff of everyday life.

NOW WHAT? Still seeking meaningful responses to the election

  It has been more than two months since Nov. 8th. I continue thinking (in vain) that with the passage of time, and hopefully with the development of additional understanding based upon actual events, some of the extreme distress that … Continue reading

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What do we do with our anger and rage in lament?

If the emotion in the pit of your stomach after watching another killing of an African American man, a suicide bombing, a car-crash, stabbing, or a sniper killing is anger and rage, then it is anger and rage. Continue reading

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The Ruddy Duck and the New Instagram Logo??

  [Perrygin Lake State Park, May 20 – 22, 2016 near Winthrop WA] Ruddy Duck It is a struggle for me to figure out how it is that the Ruddy Duck and the new “Instagram Logo” exist in the same … Continue reading

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Great Soup in Honor of Fallen Giantess

Golden Soup for the Day that the Tree Fell It wasn’t planned, the falling of the tree that is. It just happened that I made this wonderful soup on this day that the tree fell. Still, I want the soup … Continue reading

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Tomato Basil Bisque

As I have read some where a bisque is a soup that has some kind of a fish stock at its foundation. None of the recipies had that…thus I added it.  All of the [ ] are my changes to … Continue reading

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Food for A Rainy Day – White Bean, Leeks and Salmon Stew

  This is not usually a food blog, but today it is. White Bean, Leek, Mushroom and Salmon Stew is a most wonderful mid winter meal. 4 Servings Ingredients: 1 qt low sodium Chicken (or Veggie) Stock       … Continue reading

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“A Great Disillusionment”

“A great disillusionment”… A brief report from one of the book groups so far                        By Kathryn Rickert, Ph.D. [This article pertains to a book group reading Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. We … Continue reading

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A Sermon I’d want to hear on the 1st Sunday of Christmas 2015

I do not come to worship on the first Sunday of the 12 days of Christmas because I am struggling with the challenges of the Christian faith; I come because for a least a little while, the Christian faith is … Continue reading

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Advent – a response to terrorism and abuse

something about the pull of violent evil disturbs the balance of our vision so that instead of seeing clearly where the evil is, came from, and is going; our sight is clouded by fear and rage. Instead of keeping open the “lines of sight” between ourselves and the sources and practioners of violent evil, lines of sight that allow for a critical understanding of the sources, courses, directions of and responses to evil, … Continue reading

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All Hallow’s Eve 2015

The Witch of Endor and the Dry Bones of Ezekiel Continue reading

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