Category Archives: Scripture

Rooting and Pruning

I can’t help but think that yesterday’s classic Calvin and Hobbes is a nod to a new year.  A new year the way that Calvin would handle it, at least. A few things stand out as the year 2020 begins … Continue reading

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The Story of a Vocation

This weekend I spent some time in my classroom getting ready for the end of the semester.  When I do that kind of thing, I usually play sermons or lectures that I find on YouTube.  This time I listened to … Continue reading

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How You Remind Me

We’re a few days into the Advent season.   I think maybe it’s my favorite season of the church calendar, as it’s a kind of mellow, reflective time that looks forward to something amazing breaking into history not once but twice.  … Continue reading

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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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