Tag Archives: Jesus

The Doctors Are In

The following article originally appeared in the January 22, 2014  edition of Busted Halo. It can be found at http://www.brianharper.net or http://bustedhalo.com/features/the-doctors-are-in. My thanks to Barbara Wheeler for her work in publishing the piece. When I was diagnosed with pericarditis — … Continue reading

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Remembering Father Naus

How many times must one hear the same message before its point hits home? John the Evangelist supposedly spent the last years of his life leading an early Christian community in Ephesus, where he was known for sticking to a … Continue reading

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Resurrecting My Tendency Toward Death into New Life

The following piece originally appeared in an online publication called Busted Halo. You can read it by following this link: http://bustedhalo.com/features/resurrecting-my-tendency-toward-death-into-new-life My thanks to Barbara Wheeler-Bride, the editor-in-chief of Busted Halo, for getting this published. The Christian narrative is, to borrow … Continue reading

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A Balancing Act

I like to think I have inherited some of my father’s finest qualities. His ability to trim a beard evenly, belief in the value of the metric system and appreciation for Steely Dan come to mind. One trait that has … Continue reading

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Oh, Holy Night

When I was 3 or 4 years old, I was cast as St. Joseph in my preschool’s take on the Christmas Story. It didn´t go well. A combination of nerves, excitement and lack of balance led to my falling off … Continue reading

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