About Cary Bass

Lutheran Seminarian and longtime net denizen

Public Notes


Recent Activity

  • Cary shared from The Days of Anna Madrigal: A Novel (Tales of the City) by Armistead Maupin
    It felt medieval, but not the granite-dark, ominous medieval of Game of Thrones—more like the Necco-colored fairy scenes in True Blood
  • Cary shared from The Land Across by Gene Wolfe
    America is full of crazy people who might put anything into a restaurant sugar bowl if they got the chance, and maybe you are one of them. Cocaine or sand or powdered bleach. Rat poison. Anything. It had always seemed to me that life in America was a whole lot better than life where I was then, but in some ways it has to be a lot worse because it drives so many people crazy with hate. I have gone on a lot about a crazy country, and while we were quiet and the café was emptying out and quieting down I wondered if my own country was not crazier.
  • Cary shared from ACTS: The Gospel of the Spirit by Justo L. Gonzalez
    Let us not forget that the good news includes precisely the proclamation that those who were far away have been made near. The “good news,” like medicine, is not for those who are healthy, but for the sick.
  • Cary shared from ACTS: The Gospel of the Spirit by Justo L. Gonzalez
    But when we carry this to the extreme, we run the risk of so limiting ourselves to that community that we forget that Christ died, not only for ourselves, but also for all those others whose company we avoid: the irresponsible, the immoral, the amoral, the unbelieving, and so on.
  • Cary shared from ACTS: The Gospel of the Spirit by Justo L. Gonzalez
    Although this entire episode is usually called “the conversion of Cornelius,” it is just as much the conversion of Peter himself.
(Oakland, CA)
Cary Bass