Category Archives: Faith

A Song That Blesses

This week there’s been one song in particular that has been a blessing to me as I cleaned my classroom and planned for next semester and walked through downtown Honolulu.  This is Mission House’s “Good God.”  It hits the right … Continue reading

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NT Wright and Covidtide

Today I received my copy of N. T. Wright’s God and the Pandemic (many thanks to the folks at Hearts and Minds Books in Pennsylvania for the amazing service).  It’s a tiny book, clocking in at just over 70 pages.  … Continue reading

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Ministry is Friendship

I’m just  few hours away from the first live Zoom meeting of the course that I’m auditing this summer through my old university.  I am cautiously optimistic about the opportunity.  Last night I sat down to write my reflection of … Continue reading

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Strange Summer Day

Today didn’t go as I had planned at all. Last night I noticed something stuck in my right front tire: turned out to be a screw.  No real leak, but you can’t be too careful.  So my day started with … Continue reading

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Back to Class

When it became clear that I probably wouldn’t be traveling to Tennessee this summer, I decide to look for good ways to frame my time.  Vacations are always a little tricky for me: I tend to do best when I’ve … Continue reading

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Sometimes by Step

A classic song for the end of a good but tiring school year.

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Promising Forward

A few weeks ago Andy Crouch and the folks at Praxis wrote about the importance of promises moving forward from Our Current Moment.  I wrote about it here.  Alan Jacobs recently picked up on the same thread for a piece … Continue reading

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Auditing the Moment

The folks at Faith & Leadership recently posted an interview with James K. A. Smith about his most recent book, On the Road with Saint Augustine.  On Twitter, Smith was quick to point out that the interview was done before … Continue reading

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The Way of the Promise

Last week I posted some reflections on the Praxis group’s “Designs for a Different Future” series.  Their first article laid the foundation for moving forward by acknowledging the role that the extremes of control and withdrawal might be playing in … Continue reading

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Lingering Questions

Back at the end of March, as Our Current Moment was getting underway in full, Ephraim Radner posted a piece calling into question the quick move many churches made to online services only.   A few days ago, the same site … Continue reading

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