Jesus Creed

Jesus Creed


Weekly Meanderings

posted by xscot mcknight

Farewell to President Ford.
I am a big fan of Clarence Jordan — not just for his stuff on the Sermon on the Mount, but also for his clever translations. Thanks to iMonk.
Here’s a blog series — I’m linking to the site — that is a “virtual book” on how to read the Bible. Good one, Ken.

1. This beach was big enough for us — partly because I sat up yonder under a palm tree’s gentle, breezy shades!
2. A review of my Mary book that reflects the spirit of Mary herself — thanks Greg. Ted Gossard is now finished reviewing Embracing Grace — thanks Ted for such a thoughtful and thorough series.
3. Here’s a good listing of outrageous fees we are sometimes asked to pay.
4. The Best Quotes of the Year.
5. Rob, we too drive through the neighborhoods to see the lights. If you ever get to Freeport Illinois at Christmas, make sure you see the “cherry tree”!
6. What would you do differently? Besides listen to Jim Martin’s short reflection, I’d learn to use gadgets the way Jim can.
7. We haven’t seen the movie yet, but here’s a nice story about what happened.
8. A good place to start with Mark Roberts’ reflections on Dickens. I read the book every Christmas, and have done so for more than a decade.
9. We might ponder 2007 with this clear reminder from Michael Kruse.
10. A good friend has had a good year!
11. I’m not sure we needed to know this.
Somewhere between the “sun and New York City” this was seen:

0_21_122806_baldeagle.jpg

Sports:
Nonsense of the Year.



Advertisement
Comments read comments(4)
post a comment
Ted Gossard

posted December 30, 2006 at 12:04 pm


Thanks, Scot, for these links. And for your mention of my series on “Embracing Grace”. It was good for me to go over the book at least the second time. (and I’ll keep coming back to it) In a slow way like that. A book could surely be written from each chapter. At least one time it seemed like I was struck with how new the content was coming across to me, though I had read it before. Hopefully more will read it. Because it’s on what the gospel really is and our place in it in the Story. It’s right up there with your book “The Jesus Creed” in importance (or, how that love of God is manifested to us and through us to the world).
I have cold feet right now (even with the great slippers my wife bought me) so you and yours better enjoy the warmth and what-not on you feet right now. (though can’t complain when it’s 48degreesF this time of the year in Grand Rapids)



report abuse
 

Michael Kruse

posted December 31, 2006 at 5:06 pm


Loved your “good friend” Amazon. I have owned Amazon stock for years. Also, I think Amazon has a UPS driver here in Kansas City devoted to deliveries to my house.



report abuse
 

Michael Kruse

posted December 31, 2006 at 5:07 pm


Also, thanks for the link!



report abuse
 

Ken Schenck

posted January 1, 2007 at 8:55 am


Hey Scot, thanks for linking me. Critique and suggestions are welcome from all. Enjoy Ixtapa!



report abuse
 

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the beliefnet.com terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to beliefnet.com and may be used by beliefnet.com in accordance with the agreements.



Previous Posts

More Blogs To Enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting Jesus Creed. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here are some other blogs you may also enjoy: Red Letters with Tom Davis Recent prayer post on Prayables Most Recent Inspiration blog post Happy Reading!  

posted 11:15:58am Aug. 16, 2012 | read full post »

Our Common Prayerbook 30 - 3
Psalm 30 thanks God (vv. 1-3, 11-12) and exhorts others to thank God (vv. 4-5). Both emerge from the concrete reality of David's own experience. Here is what that experience looks like:Step one: David was set on high and was flourishing at the hand of God's bounty (v. 7a).Step two: David became too

posted 12:15:30pm Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

Theology After Darwin 1 (RJS)
One of the more important and more difficult pieces of the puzzle as we feel our way forward at the interface of science and faith is the theological implications of discoveries in modern science. A comment on my post Evolution in the Key of D: Deity or Deism noted: ...this reminds me of why I get a

posted 6:01:52am Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

Almost Christian 4
Who does well when it comes to passing on the faith to the youth? Studies show two groups do really well: conservative Protestants and Mormons; two groups that don't do well are mainline Protestants and Roman Catholics. Kenda Dean's new book is called Almost Christian: What the Faith of Ou

posted 12:01:53am Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

Let's Get Neanderthal!
The Cave Man Diet, or Paleo Diet, is getting attention. (Nothing is said about Culver's at all.) The big omission, I have to admit, is that those folks were hunters -- using spears or smacking some rabbit upside the conk or grabbing a fish or two with their hands ... but that's what makes this diet

posted 2:05:48pm Aug. 30, 2010 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.