Category Archives: Scripture

Ascension Day

I was glad this morning to read the Daily Office reading of Daniel 7:9-14 (ESV). 9 “As I looked, thrones were placed,     and the Ancient of Days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow,     and the hair of his … Continue reading

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Triangulating for Spiritual Direction

Before beginning the main discussion in Spiritual Direction, Henri Nouwen points to three different points of connection, spiritual disciplines, that are necessary for a healthy approach to a wisdom that can help us “to slow down and order our time, … Continue reading

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Nouwen and a Long Obedience with No Direction

In yesterday’s post I asked a question that twisted the popular 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 passage a bit: what if the changes effected in contemporary culture have led us to feeling more renewed in body but more diminished, even damaged, in … Continue reading

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9 Minutes of “40”

Sunday night at church we sang Psalm 40.  It was a nice rendition of the song and all, but I couldn’t help but think that maybe we could’ve sung U2’s (shortened) version of the Old Testament song of waiting and … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday and Friendship

Tonight at many churches much will be made about Jesus’ final night with his disciples.  Some will wash feet.  Others will take part in the Lord’s Supper.  Hopefully everyone will be reminded of the place of friendship at the heart … Continue reading

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Towards the Gift of the Individual

Over the last few days I’ve tried to work through some of Ephraim Radner’s A Time to Keep, particularly as it connects with the the plight of the single adult navigating a marriage-and-family-centric church.  On Tuesday I looked at Radner’s … Continue reading

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Calendar, Man

Yesterday I posted some reflections on the first Sunday of Lent and how even my own mental picture the Christian season of preparation before Easter might have to change . . . or not. At the heart of this, as … Continue reading

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