Jesus Creed
November 2006 Archives

The posts last week about buying books at SBL spurred a bundle of questions. I’d like to answer this one today:

If the posture of learning is to listen, the source of our learning, the source to whom we listen as we listen to the Bible being read, is God. There is a danger in some circles to equate Bible with […]

Sarah Sumner’s chp 11 in Men and Women in Ministry discusses what 1 Peter 3:7 means when it says that women are the “weaker vessel.” Sarah begins with a lesson in how to do word studies, but first our questions. […]

Here is a very sad letter sent to me and printed with permission. Whenever I speak about Jesus Creed, I make a big point that loving God and loving others begins at home — with husbands and wives, parents and […]

The “he” section of Psalm 119 (vv. 33-40) notably puts the psalmist in the posture of learning. The verbs are so clear in this psalm:

I will do a series of Advent Reflections, beginning December 3 (1st Advent Sunday) and continuing through Dec 24. They will be based on the Magnificat. Hope you can join us for this Christmas season.

For Robert Webber, for healing rain and for effusive grace. Lord, hear our prayers. For a 5-year old, Tanay, who has had brain surgery. Lord, hear our prayers.

Last Sunday before Advent prayer: Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in thy well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved […]

I’m not speaking this week, but I’ll be at Emmaus Community on December 10th, and then at an Emergent cohort (Up/rooted) on December 11th, in Park Ridge. Details can be found here.

Wendell Berry’s Citizenship Papers piles up repetition of ideas, and it’s starting to wear on me. His ideals are noble: agrarianism. But, I must admit that the essays are repetitive, and before I long I will be asking someone else […]