Category Archives: Faith

Love’s Labor

Well, it’s the time of year where I would love to be able to see Andrew Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God tour.  Unfortunately, it always wraps long before I get back to Tennessee for the holidays.  So I’m thankful … Continue reading

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Forever Father Christmas

Finished most of my “ship to home” shopping this afternoon.  A few years ago I decided it was much easier to mail the chocolate mac-nuts, coffees, and calendars home instead of packing it all in the suitcase and then trudging … Continue reading

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Technology and the Season

Yesterday I mentioned reading C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity as one of the “practices” that I’m putting in place for the Advent season.  Suggestions for times like these usually involve both adding and removing from the routine to help set … Continue reading

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Running the Halls (or: revisiting Mere Christianity)

One of the few practices I’m trying out over the Advent season is the (re)reading of a book.  Because the season last just over three weeks, I thought it was a decent amount of time to do a slow reread … Continue reading

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Advent and the Clash of Calendars

Today marks the beginning of the Advent season which, in turn, marks the beginning of what is known as the church calendar.  That church calendar is not much of a Baptist thing, is something kept and nurtured by more liturgical … Continue reading

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Faith and Politics

It was a strange thing, reading Smith’s Awaiting the King off and on throughout “Christ the King” Sunday.  Smith is taking his argument about the Christian faith’s political implications much farther than I anticipated, which has made it a good … Continue reading

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Work and the Good

Yesterday I had the privilege of talking myself into a corner in chapel. The topic was “Why Rest.” That topic is often on my mind because of the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. I talked myself into a corner because … Continue reading

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