Author Archives: jim

Living in Interesting Times

My grandmother taught in a one room school house. She was sixteen, teaching all grade levels, nearly 90 years ago. She went on the get her Master’s degree and teach into her 60s. Her sisters were also teachers, including one … Continue reading

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What is faith?

What is faith? Is it our belief in God? Or the confidence we have in ourselves? Is faith the trust we put in others? How do we measure something so personally believed and often so publicly lived? Sometimes we find … Continue reading

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Celebrate America’s Independence Day with a special 1776 live-cast

Join author Jim Meisner, Jr. as he discusses his debut novel, Faith, Hope, and Baseball. 17 minutes of live conversation about Faith, Hope, and Baseball. 7 free digital copies of Faith, Hope, and Baseball and 6 free signed copies of … Continue reading

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Novel Update

Coming June 23, 2020, from publisher Immortal Works. What would you sacrifice, to save the life you love? Jason Yoder’s Amish life is in turmoil. His girlfriend Faith is ready for them to join the church, marry and begin their life … Continue reading

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A Palm Sunday Video

A video about Palm Sunday and Holy Week. Continue reading

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Updates About my Debut Novel

Of the dozen or so people in the world who know and care that my debut novel will be published in June 2020, here is an update. (I had more than 88,000 pageviews last year. A solid dozen must be interested in … Continue reading

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Thanks for following Faith on the Fringe

Thanks for following Faith on the Fringe. I appreciate your support and interest. For some months, the blog has been hosted on this website: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/faithonthefringe I’ve posted an excerpt from my novel in progress written about Martin Luther King, Jr., … Continue reading

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The Second Coming

Happy birthday, William Butler Yeats. The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats June 13, 1865 – Jan. 28, 1939 Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy … Continue reading

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Sunny day suicides – reminding us of who we are

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.” Working on my high school newspaper, a classmate and I wrote an article about suicide. I don’t remember which of us physically wrote the article. (My friend was much, much smarter than I … Continue reading

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The crisis in the U.S. church

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White Men: demanding rights for themselves they refuse to extend to others

Discrimination is wrong. Some people need to be told discrimination is wrong. For whatever reason, they never learned that it’s wrong to discriminate against others because of skin color, or gender or size or age or sexuality or nationality or religion. … Continue reading

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Z Powerful Love and Progressive Christianity

The Royal Wedding was eye-opening for many people. The Right Rev. Michael Curry, leader of the Episcopal Church in the USA, preached for 13 minutes about God’s love. (A transcript of his sermon is below.) This is what Progressive Christianity … Continue reading

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Toxic Christianity

I saw these bumper stickers on a truck recently. There’s so much going on here, I didn’t bother to look at the other side of the vehicle. It’s a toxic mix of nationalism, violence, racism, ignorance, gun fetishism and bad … Continue reading

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Matt. 25:35-36 New Hypocritical Version

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