Category Archives: Scripture

Unwinding, Not Unraveling

And so the school year comes to an end.  Today is the first full day of summer vacation.  And while I have to go in for a couple of hours (or at least should), it’s nice to be done with … Continue reading

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Lent-towards-Easter

This Lenten-towards-Easter season has had readings from the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah.  Jeremiah’s story was always a bit obscure for me growing up; I was never quite aware of the book’s narrative arc and interconnectedness to the stories of the … Continue reading

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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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