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Here’s an interview I did with my colleague, Brad Nassif, on Eastern Orthodoxy and the gospel.

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O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who […]

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Chicago’s skyline:

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This is poetry; this is poetry about the “image”. And Walsh and Keesmaat, in their Colossians Remixed, argue this is subversive poetry, poetry about an image that undermines empire and Rome and Caesar.

I will try an experiment today because this blog community has been so versatile and spirited. Today in our chp from Tracy Balzer, Thin Places, I want to post two items and get your reflections.

I am grateful to Willow’s Ancient-Future Community conference leaders, like Bill Donahue and Dave Treat … and I’ll stop there, for inviting me to speak yesterday. Great great hosts … from the moment I arrived until I left they were […]

Here’s one of the little female hummingbirds that visit our feeders throughout the day. When the days are cooler, they aren’t around much; on warmer days they visit us all day long. Some of their aerial combats have been awesome.

In Colossians Remixed, Walsh-Keesmaat argue that there are three important rules for interpreting a text: context, context, context. Which is what the first four chapters did. What surprises, of course, many today is that they would choose “empire” as the […]

If you are sitting in my session at the Willow Ancient-Future Communities conference on group life, and you are also reading this blog as I am speaking (or instead of listening), hello to you and pray for me! Go ahead, […]

Most of us have read enough Bible to know texts that make us uncomfortable, texts like ignoring Hagar or sacrificing Jephthah’s daughter or patriarchs behaving badly. But most of us do the same thing: ignore them and hope no one […]

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