Category Archives: Faith

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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Unbusy: Non-Stop to Nothing

These last few weeks have been a reminder of the frustration that comes with being busier than you ever intended to be.  In the midst of it all came news of the death of Eugene Peterson, who has probably shaped … Continue reading

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Song for Another Leg of the Journey

A wonderful presentation of a classic song for the long road.

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Company Under the Unpredictable Plant

I don’t remember how I found the works of Eugene Peterson, but I’m glad I did.  Peterson joined Tozer, Bonhoeffer, and Buechner in what I would call the first reading trajectory that took me beyond what was popular at the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Ritual

Yesterday professor and author James K. A. Smith announced his move from Comment Magazine to Image Journal.  Smith was a big draw to Comment for me, so his loss there is significant.  At the same time, I’m curious to see … Continue reading

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Education as Starvation Diet

As with many other areas of life, education tends to be a perpetual victim of trends and fads.  Unmoored from any deep-rooted principle or practice, the contemporary classroom and campus now finds itself blown here and there by whatever assertions … Continue reading

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