I explain that the world as God intends it to become is seen through the signs of the miraculous, particularly in the ministry of Jesus.
The miraculous, the reign of God, life as it will be, can be, and should be, made visible for a short glimpse in time when the coming world breaks in upon this one. The deep inner dream of every being is for a world to be made right, to be whole. The imagination is evidence of the coming possibilities, the dawning age, the great reordering of chaos. It's written into the soul of every human being, culture and people — a witness to the truth that God is not done creating.
I am Frederick Christian Blauer IV, but I go by Eric, it sounds less like a megalomaniac but still hints at my Scandinavian destiny of coastal conquest and ultimate rule. I have accumulated a fair number of titles: son, brother, husband, father, pastor, writer, artist and a few other more colorful titles by my fanged fans. I am a lover of story be it heard, read or watched in all beauty, gory or glory. I write and speak as an exorcist or poltergeist, splashing holy water, spilling wine and breaking bread between the apocalypse and a sleeping baby. I am possessed by too many words and they get driven out like wild pigs and into the waters of my blog at www.fcb4.tumblr.com. I work as a pastor at Jacob’s Well Church (www.jacobswellspokane.com) across the tracks on ‘that’ side of town. I follow Christ in East Central Spokane among saints, sinners, angels, demons, crime, condoms, chaos, beauty, goodness and powerful weakness. I have more questions than answers, grey hairs than brown, fat than muscle, fire than fireplace and experience more love from my wife, family and friends than a man should be blessed with in one lifetime.
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This is gorgeous. Poetry.