Posts Posts by: "Kristin Fontaine"

I wonder if the parable of the bridesmaids is almost wishful thinking on the part of Jesus. None of his own followers were exactly waiting for him to show up. None were buying extra lamp oil because he was late. He wasn’t expected at all…(Read More)

After seeing the ‘Dunkirk’, I stumbled upon the saying: Failure isn’t fatal and success isn’t final. Which seemed to encapsulate the feeling that the movie had evoked…(Read More)

Power Failure


It is tempting when in proximity to power to become wrapped up in it, to see that power as the only way to achieve one’s ends and to accept the idea that to have access to that power one must curry favor…(Read More)

Roots of Faith


It is an easy thing look back at moments in history and say ‘I would never have done that.’ I would never have: owned people as slaves, driven indigenous people from their land, paid unfair wages, watched as neighbors were loaded in to trains to death camps, bought land and possessions dirt cheap from people…(Read More)

I think that on-going choice to confront suffering, to call it out and say that not all suffering is inevitable, some is a product of our social structures is what is meant when 1 Peter talks about it being better to suffer for doing good…(Read More)



It is the ‘Blessed is…takes no offense’ structure of the verse that perplexes me. I am blessed if I take no offense in what Jesus says and does…(Read More)

I’ve written before about the importance of imperfection. Lately I’ve been thinking about it more and more. Tonight I was watching a video on how to knit a fair-isle sweater by a woman who has been knitting longer than she could read, her mothers and grandmothers all knitted. It was how they…(Read More)

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