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Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Eric Blauer

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.

16 New Testament guiding principles on giving

In our church we teach principles in giving instead of tithing.

Men, Gilgamesh & the call of the Wild

Every man should find his tribe and take his place among men for the sake of his own soul and that of his friends.

Flat Tires, Flannery O’Conner and a Bigot Barber

Racial reconciliation is one of the four cornerstones of the John Perkin’s Christian Community Development Associations philosophy.

Feeding the hungry unawares

Someone was so hungry, they came in at night to eat. That's a reality we wouldn't of been aware of without befriending a stranger and her sharing her story.

ISIS, the DNC and the Martyrdom of Father Jacques Hamel in France

ISIS was not mentioned once in 61 Democratic National Convention speeches on Day 1. It’s a silence that is deafening in light of the terror realities facing us and the world.

Making America Wait Again

The rise of outsiders who threaten the Democrat and Republican status quo is a monumental advancement for those of us who think both parties are too hard left and too hard right and have been multiplying a mess of mediocre moderates.

Are the Barbarians at the Gates?

It’s helpful to read a pastor who was attempting to engage the challenges of living among the riot and rubble of clashing cultures and world views. It’s with that backdrop that I have been forced to process the latest terrorist attacks in Nice, France.

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