Category Archives: Books

Bringing It All Together

I’m giving a “professional development” talk at work tomorrow.  Here’s my content: I really hope things blend together well . . .

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“The Story We Carry in Our Bones”

One of my “best moments” in 2018 was the opportunity I had in the summer to “hang out” with James K. A. Smith for a while.  Not long, mind you, as there were a few dozen other people at Laity … Continue reading

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“We Want to Play the Music”

As the year comes to an end, I find myself with a short stack of articles and essays that I never quite got around to writing about here.  One of them was yesterday’s question of religious language through Jonathan Merritt’s … Continue reading

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Reflecting on John

Today many Christians around the world spent time reflecting on the life of John the Evangelist, the apostle who penned a gospel and three letters found in the New Testament.  John is a fascinating figure on multiple levels, particularly with … Continue reading

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Season’s Readings: 2018 Edition

One thing I’m trying to do a little more of as I get older is to establish some set “reading patterns” for different parts of the year.  Holidays are often geared that way, of course.  Then you work in classics … Continue reading

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The Thread of Imagination

In yesterday’s post I mentioned some words and phrases that I’d been mulling over a little bit but hoped to mull over more this holiday weekend.  I think I’d like to start with the thread of imagination. Somewhere along the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Equivocation

Word-play comics are some of the best, as they often catch us off guard through the wonders of language and meaning.  Consider today’s Frazz by Jef Mallett: I’m still trying to figure out how it went from being “walking” to … Continue reading

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