Dan Stringer

navigating the convergence of faith, culture and the common good

Grief journal (2 months)

January 20, 2011

“When we gather now there’s always someone missing, his absence as present as our presence, his silence as loud as our speech.” –Nicholas Wolterstorff, Lament for a Son Vincent died two months ago today. Seems like forever. Feels like yesterday. I think about him all the time, but not often enough. I hate crying, but […]


Loon’s linkage (December ’10)

December 31, 2010

The New Year brings a host of opportunities for reflection and new beginnings. In that vein, I’ve decided to start up a new feature here on the blog. Cue drumroll… Behold, I hereby present the inaugural edition of Loon’s Linkage, a monthly collection of links to articles, resources and blog posts I find intriguing or compelling in some […]

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Vincent’s life in pictures

December 20, 2010

Here is the video presentation shown at Vincent’s memorial service, produced by our good friend Norman of Graphic Ministries: [wpvideo uyWz4WzD]


From a Father’s heart

December 11, 2010

Here is the text of what I shared at Vincent’s memorial service on December 3: Five years ago, I stood before many of you at the memorial service for my father, Ron Stringer, who passed away in October 2005 at the age of 56. I had just turned 25 when we lost my dad, and […]


On Losing Vincent

November 20, 2010

Is this really happening? Did my 18-month old son really just die today? Did I really just hold him for the last time?  Did Theo really just become an only child? Yesterday, there were two cute little boys under our roof. Tomorrow, there will be one. Our household of four is now a family of […]


Drum Fortress

November 9, 2010

  Hide me behind drums Armed with sticks and a shield Safe on my throne My back to the wall Without singing a lick or dropping a chord I’m in control   I can kick, snap and crash Or boom-chick and splash I can fill it, ride it, pop it or roll I can ebb […]


On turning 30

October 9, 2010

Welcome to the new site! Glad you found it. Having internally debated a switch over to WordPress for quite some time now, I figured my 30th birthday would be an auspicious occasion to finally take the plunge. So here I am, blogging on mon anniversaire. It’s always a jolt when your odometer clicks over into a […]