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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.

Mary’s eve: a Christmas poem

Holy feet descend, light touches down in dark places, A small upturned face, lit up by eternity’s favor.

Jesus Came to Earth as a Gossip Story

The Christmas nativity story is a mix of images that are both cultural and sacred.

You wouldn’t let me be the hero

Somehow I became your pastor. But not in the typical way people claim a person as theirs, but in an off handed, distant way.

A Non-Menstruating Man’s review of ‘The Red Tent’ TV Miniseries

I’m not a woman, I haven’t read the book, I’ve never entered a red tent or had the opportunity to learn my mother’s story but I did watch the Lifetime TV two-night series called ‘The Red Tent" and loved it.

Angels are still singing: Carrie Underwood and the gift of Sacred Music

I’ve heard Angels sing, well maybe not heavenly beings, but earthly ones for sure. I heard one the other night when I watched Carrie Underwood sing her new song: "Something in the water" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

What some rebel nuns taught me about radical hospitality

By Eric Blauer I broke some religious rules at the insistence of an old nun with a huge smile, big hug and a work ethic that would make a curmudgeon Protestant smile.

10 things I’m sick of regarding Ferguson

This is my list of things I am sick of witnessing regarding the Ferguson event, protests and riots.

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