Category Archives: Scripture

A Matter of Formation

It’s both interesting and sobering to see how the roles of faith and Scripture are being shaped and perhaps recast in our contemporary moment.  Yesterday’s online conversation was dominated by the meaning of Romans 13 as it relates to government … Continue reading

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The Gospel Charge to Stay Awake

Yesterday’s Gospel reading from the Daily Office started with one of my favorite “kingdom” verses and then moved into O’Donovan/wake-up territory.  The “kingdom” verse and following from Luke 12: 32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure … Continue reading

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On Preaching

I’ll be preaching at church this Sunday, my second time since our pastor resigned a few months ago.  It’s always tricky for me to speak in front of a congregation, partially because I spend so much time in front of … Continue reading

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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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