Love is the tamarack wood that is flexible and strong, quick and enduring…”

Archdeacon John Clark writes about the future of the church.

John and I had a long and helpful conversation on Saturday: at one point we shared how, at our core, we are both in the metaphor business. Our framework is different. But we often end up at the same place despite this.

(In his acceptance speech for the Mark Twain Prize, Dave Chappelle touched on a similar notion: he can find common cause with comedians of any stripe as long as they inhabit the art form).

John’s metaphor for the future of the church is a helpful one for me on a personal level; the love I’ve shared with Catherine is, indeed, flexible and strong, quick and enduring. Like tamarack.

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