Category Archives: Scripture

Writing Reflection

This past Monday I made a commitment to try and post something each day this week using Kevin Vanhoozer’s “The Drama of Discipleship” essay as a prompt.  I’ve been way too sporadic with the site the last few months and … Continue reading

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Strength for Today, and Bright Hope

How odd, writing about strength on a rainy Friday night at the end of a short but intense work week.  But that’s the way the essay-for-reflection falls.  And so the question of strength from Kevin Vanhoozer’s “The Drama of Discipleship.” … Continue reading

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How the Mind Matters

The third component of the Old Testament Great Commandment is loving God with all of your mind.  As a teacher, I’d like to think that I think about thinking a lot.  Hopefully I’ve gotten a little better at it over … Continue reading

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Virtue is the Signal

One of the interesting things about Kevin Vanhoozer’s “The Drama of Discipleship” essay in his Pictures at a Theological Exhibition collection is in how well it spirals.  In this case, spiraling is a good thing: it’s a pedagogical method where … Continue reading

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Love and the Story

The big question that goes unasked but is answered all of the time in churches throughout history is this: what do we do with Jesus?  I say unasked because our practices have often been “locked in” for some time.  That … Continue reading

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“Loving the Truth We Speak”

One thing the last 18 months of life and work have shown me is my need for wisdom.  Wisdom that is both deeper and wider than general life advice (though it would probably get there eventually).  But wisdom, it turns … Continue reading

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Advent Waiting, Christmas Celebrating

And just like that the Advent season comes to an end.  It was a good and challenging Advent season for me.  We spent the weeks between Thanksgiving and exams thinking about Advent in chapel.  My guide through much of that … Continue reading

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