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Sunday’s Best: Escalation!

I suppose this is one way to know that “you are what you love.”  Or at least of how to figure our what you’re making an idol in your life, whether it’s security blankets or supper dishes. (image from gocomics.com)

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Restless and on the Road

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a retreat at Laity Lodge on the topic of “Attending to God in an Age of Distraction.”  Since then, I’ve written a bit about the musical artist for the weekend, … Continue reading

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Our Shared Life and the King

Part of me thinks the stakes are quite high for James K. A. Smith’s Awaiting the King.  That’s partly because of the cultural and political climate in which we find ourselves.  Attached to that is the seeming “attack approach” that … Continue reading

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2016 and Questions of Habit, Routine, and Ritual

I suppose the book that most shaped 2016 for me was James K. A. Smith’s You Are What You Love.  The book, which dropped in the spring, was a recapitulation of Smith’s earlier work on “cultural liturgies” with more practical … Continue reading

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What Bubbles Up

At this point in the story, I think I’ve linked to almost every short video for James K. A Smith’s You Are What You Love. Here’s one more, though.  This one is about vocation.  It’s a nice teaser for some … Continue reading

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Youth Ministry and Liberating Ritual

One of the things that I like most about James K. A. Smith’s approach to Christian faith and practice in You Are What You Love is how well he turns certain concepts and principles upside-down.  Consider the language of ritual … Continue reading

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Building a Story for the Home

Bravos Press has about three more videos based on James K. A. Smith’s You Are What You Love.  And they are based on the parts of the book that are more about “implications for life.” Here’s the one for the … Continue reading

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