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posted by Scot McKnight

Nothing like the beauty of creation to wake us up on a Saturday morning. I hope your coffee tastes better looking at God’s world. This will be our last Weekly Meanderings at Beliefnet. Next week it will be at our […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

Chicago’s annual air and water show! I focused on news items this week… Blogs come and blogs go. The good ones survive, and here’s notice of another good Bible blog by John Byron. Bookmark it. I read Chris Ridgeway‘s master’s […]

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Been to Chicago’s Bean? ANNOUNCEMENT: The Jesus Creed blog will be moving Sept 1 to Patheos. Stay tuned for more information and exact URL. Here is a great example of how Patheos is creating intelligent conversations about issues that matter […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

This is the 200th edition of Weekly Meanderings,  and we get this nice greeting from a Snow Leopard baby! (And I must be crazy.)   John Frye sees Jesus as a discernment artist. This is a good read and a […]

Weekly Meanderings

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Greetings this Saturday from our friends the puffins! A beauty about Harper Lee by Karen. Another beauty about life by Don. My colleague, Justin Topp, has a nice post at BioLogos. Kevin, in Ireland, lays down some observations about universalism. […]

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Thanks to Sherrie Lowly for telling her story. Larry Hurtado, one of our fine New Testament scholars, now has a website. Leading me to ask, If Larry, who’s next? Jim’s reminder is always good to hear. Tim Dalrymple, over at […]

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The lightning at the Acropolis will wake up some dead philosopher-kings. A big heart-felt thanks to Cathleen Falsani for this wondrous story. An important new blog, Transpositions, on theology and art — give it some reads. Don Johnson’s proposed list […]

Weekly Meanderings

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This picture of two star clusters is awesome. Kris and I will be in Ireland this June, and here’s a brochure for our event in Dublin. We are really looking forward to this opportunity to speak in Ireland. Anyone know […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

The Volcano at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier (Why do folks give glaciers names like that?) Link of the week: The Wheaton Theology conference lectures. Good post by Jana Riess. And another one by Wade Hodges. Excellent sketch of Together for the […]

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We stand with the miners of West Virginia! Read it and pause and pray and ponder what to do next. Congrats to Laura Johnson and Ruth Bildar! Bruce Epperly on Tiger, Phil and redemption. Andy Crouch responds to James Davison […]

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Schools opening in Haiti! Michael Spencer, the iMonk, passed away and I hope you visit his blog and read the comments. Karen reflects on her interview with Michael. We’re wondering here at the Jesus Creed blog if folks are listening […]

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posted by Scot McKnight

The best looking little Adidas SuperStar shoes I’ve ever seen! Aksel brings them to you, first thing in the morning, as a not-so-subtle hint that he’s ready to go outside. (And, if you have eyes to see, his shirt says […]

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posted by Scot McKnight

We’ve been on Spring Break, and this is what I found this week … including a picture of Safety Harbor: My links aren’t as complete as usual, but I have a few, and I want to alert you to a […]

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posted by Scot McKnight

Go Cubs! Pray for Chile. Pray for Chile. Pray for Chile. I rarely hear anyone even discuss the appropriateness of icons anymore, but if you’d like to see an Eastern Orthodox critique of the Calvinist position on icons, read this. […]

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An image from NASA Kris and I are in Katy, Texas, just outside Houston, this weekend. I’m speaking at First Methodist in Katy, and we’re looking forward to spending time with Marlin Fenn and the good folks at Katy. (Two […]

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Kris and I are in Ohio this weekend,  this time in Westerville OH at Heritage Christian Church. Faith and Science conference at Regent, May 4-7. Stellar lineup. Speaking of which, Vern Poythress now has responded to John Walton. John responds […]

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The Austrians have their own kind of marathon! I’d not be surprised they have one of these  in Minnesota. Very few have given a life to Youth the way Marko has, and so I’m urging you to read his new […]

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posted by Scot McKnight

The News of the Week for Apple Folks:  The iPad Have you seen our kids at Mabanteneni? Think about sponsoring a child. (Be patient, it takes about a minute for all the pictures of the kids to load.) Pray for […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

I’m in Texas this weekend speaking to the leaders of Irving Bible Church and Kris is in the State of New York at a wedding shower for our niece, Kari Arnet. See you Sunday evening, Kris.  To the right is […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

O’Hare airport parking lot. I don’t often say this, because if I did it would get boring, but we appreciate all the links you send to us weekly. I read them all and then include most on the blog … […]

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It’s been a cold week in Chicago, our home town.  But that doesn’t mean Chicagoans can’t have some fun sledding . Avoid these words! But think about the RAP with JR Briggs. Or of this Retreat for pastors. And this […]

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posted by Scot McKnight

Our last Weekly Meanderings for 2009. So, let’s move on to 2010! It’s unlikely I will have a Weekly Meanderings ready for next week, as we will be on vacation in warmer climes. To begin with, one of our blog’s […]

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Merry Christmas from Chicago!   Best story I read this week. “Hi, I’m sorry to bother you,” she wrote to Chris, “but if you are the Chris Astle I was looking for then I just want to thank you. You and […]

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Merry Christmas from Chicago! A must-read on the rising surge against Islam by Bob Smietana. A must-read on science and faith by Tim Stafford (HT: AC). A must-watch documentary? A must-read on Lesslie Newbigin. A must-read on spiritual gifts. A […]

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posted by Scot McKnight

Merry Christmas in Chicago KSZ interviews RM-S about mD at OtM. Life of a church planter: Todd Hiestand. Life of a pastor: Jim Martin. Life of a poet: L.L. Barkat. Ted on Tony. LaVonne on wish lists. TSK on Shannon […]

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Now is the time to give thanks. O merciful Creator, your hand is open wide to satisfy the needs of every living creature:  Make us always thankful for your loving providence;  and grant that we, remembering the account that we […]

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posted by Scot McKnight

Every now and then I wander over to Steve McCoy’s photographs, and I just love this one:   Kris and I are in New Orleans at my annual academic meetings, but we found some links this week before we left […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

The new sculpture of Mr. Rogers in Pittsburgh. Eugene Cho’s ODW is a hit. Good for Eugene, good for all of us. When did death enter the picture? What kind of death then entered the picture? Which one is your […]

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posted by Scot McKnight

When this big fella came by for Trick or Treat,  we gave him our pumpkin! It has been a grey, cloudy, cold week here at the Jesus Creed blog, the World Series plodded along with yet one more trophy for […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

We’ve had grey, rainy weather, so I thought that maybe some sunflowers would greet us this morning for a little lift. Like Lake Wobegon, it’s been a busy but good week in cyberspace… Colson’s piece on atheists who become believers: […]

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Chicago’s Marathon! I’m with Dan Reid on the multiple value of multiview books (even if I’ve been asked a few times to contribute to such volumes and always declined). Cynthia Weems on how messy the Lord’s supper becomes. Thanks to Fr Rob, […]

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Navy Pier Chicago We need a lawyer: FTC is now suggesting (?requiring) bloggers to disclose payments for endorsements. OK, many of the books I blog about are sent to me as a “Review Copy.” Is this new ruling about books […]

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posted by Scot McKnight

A baby rhino, rejected by its mom, finds zookeeper parents. Blogs… well, I’m near the end of what has been three very full weeks, and I’m hoping I can get posts up for next week — but here goes with […]

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As Chicago’s summer ends, a man plays the sax to express his thoughts. Ed Dobson blogs! (HT: TG) Stephen Holmes, a professor of theology, on Mark Driscoll. Tullian Tchividjian survives (69-31%) a vote to oust him from Coral Ridge — […]

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A star cluster photo released from NASA   Please pray for Dianne and Bob, and pray that the God who made that vast starry sky will attend to Bob at this time. One of my favorite journalists, Christine Scheller, creates […]

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posted by Scot McKnight

Pray for PeaceWork for Peace Kristie Berglund … beginning to blog … beginning all over again.Jordon Cooper‘s wise words about writing books. Dan Reid … ever the editor. Eugene on “what is a worshipper?” LL Barkat on serendipity ripples. John […]

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posted by Scot McKnight

The Origins Project update: Festival in July 2010 and our Listening Tour. The lesson here is that you’ve got to make your order very clear before you get in the chair. The lesson here is don’t believe in that view […]

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posted by Scot McKnight

Steve McCoy, pastor at Doxa Fellowship, is also a great photographer — and this one of summer lightning is amazing: This NYTimes article, which I missed when it came out, really helped me understand the pragmatics of Obamacare. (HT: K) […]

Weekly Meandering — just one from another professor (not me)

posted by Scot McKnight

These are random notes from one student in one class of one professor (:mic) AND IT’S NOT MY CLASS OR NOTES FROM MY CLASS … and it’s hilarious. Taken from the 8:30 AM Bible and Religion 111: Biblical Literature and […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

Picking the very best of this week’s stories for you! A Judge questions the no-fault divorce policy and wants to do something about it. A writer questions the sanity of her dog and has done something about it. Christine questions […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

It’s summer.That means sunflowers.(Wouldn’t Van Gogh have loved this picture.) Interview at the Smith’s home in Alexandria, and I’m with Taylor Mertins. Collin Hansen, ever the pro-Reformed journalist for CT, has a post up that reviews a volume that examines […]

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posted by Scot McKnight

We miss Just Joeys, our bed and breakfast in Stellenbosch. Our view of the small pool in the back garden at breakfast.(But two weeks away did not make it easier to get back to internet reading.) We missed reading our […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

Kris and I fly to Paris and then down to South Africa today (and tomorrow!), where I will be giving some lectures in Pretoria and Stellenbosch about a variety of topics, including a conversation between professors and pastors about the […]

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posted by Scot McKnight

Yo, Mayor Daley, how do you throw a slider? Moving reflections on grace by Derek Leman. Erika‘s post — and JR Woodward continues his series on the meaning of gospel today — I hope you can check it out. Jim […]

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posted by Scot McKnight

Chicago is for Spring Bikers: David Opderbeck weighs in on faith and missional theology. Erika’s suggestive post is worth your reading. And Jason Clark announces a new missional D.Min. effort he will direct. David Dunbar’s new piece in Missional Journal […]

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Chicago’s own! Does NYC have this? Does LA? Chicago does! (HT: PK-C) Blog by one of our students. Worth your reading. A story about another of our students. A very good reminder: know before you tweet. Tweet humor with Tamara.On […]

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Summer time… what are these geese fighting about? Steve Mook’s update on his time in Fiji. Thanks Mooker. Dan Kimball‘s thoughts on the Newsweek article. On resurrection weekend, Russell Moore reflects some on resurrection from the empty grave and the […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

Saskatchewan is the home of the (big) living sky, and I saw it. Here’s a picture of Briercrest where I gave lectures last weekend. Briercrest is a wonderful exhibition of generous evangelicalism with wonderful students and professors (and the big […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

Chicago’s Spring evokes hope! A friend of mine, Dana Del George, has a new book for children whose parents are divorced. Take a good look at it: The Queen of Fire and the King of Ice . A blog worth […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

Chicago! Walter Brueggemann on the Bible’s view of economics. (HT: JD) A must-read blog by Owen Youngman.New blogs I’ve recently seen worth following: PreacherMike and Wade Hodges.And Eric Bryant’s blog is uber-cool. David Cramer has come out as a pacifist […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

We may not have the same kind of Weekly Meanderings next week, unless something goofy happens and keeps me near a computer. We’ll be on Spring Break in North Carolina, beginning in Asheville, and then meandering up to southwest Virginia, […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

Here is Chicago’s famous cauldron on a hazy sky night. There was an interesting series of responses at “On Faith” for the Washington Post about whether or not we should read the Bible, a concern of mine in The Blue […]

Weekly Meanderings

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Here in Chicago we have had some unseasonably warm weather. Makes me think baseball is … hey, it is. Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training today! We are saddened to hear the news that Harold Hoehner has passed away. […]

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It’s Around the Corner! (Beats hockey any day of the week!) Luke’s #100 was a beer brewed by Trappist monks in Belgium. One way the internet and blogs can be redemptive. Speaking of redemptive, Habitat for Humanity’s founder, Millard Fuller, […]

Weekly Meanderings

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Some of you may be surprised by that opening image, but I’m following the apostle Paul today: “When in Canada, do as the Canadians.” Kris and I are up in Edmonton at Break Forth, where that one famous hockey player […]

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posted by Scot McKnight

We’ve got a new President and a new first lady (and a new website). Jonathan Williams has an excellent set of suggestions on learning to turn “them” into “us.” One of our students at North Park doing good. Art Boulet […]

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posted by Scot McKnight

My favorite blog-photographer is Steve McCoy, a pastor in our area. I hope you visit his photography stream. Great stuff and I picked this one for a winter scene. I’m hoping the road of this winter is coming to an […]

Weekly Meanderings (Back in action)

posted by Scot McKnight

The Hockey players of this world, being huge Cubs fans, couldn’t wait until April and decided to play a game … of hockey (I forgive ‘em) … at Wrigley. I know someone from O! Canada! who came down to watch […]

Weekly Meanderings

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Skating in Millennium Park:Good reminder from CNN about the sleep needs of teenagers. Before I forget, I have to say that I’m liking that little mouse the ads have for the Tale of Despereaux … a kind of reepicheep thing […]

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Chicago!(Perhaps a little dimmer this week.) Speaking of Chicago in grief over Blagojevich, did you see the powerful plea from Chuck Colson? I go on record here to thank Beliefnet for its policy of advertising. The secret for them is […]

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In Chicago, we vote early and often, and our Santas arrive early and often too! We haven’t said this in a while, but if you have a post or know of a post that you would like to spread around […]

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Chicago’s Buckingham Fountain

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Imagine how big that New York City tree must be in Texas!

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 Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work we go…

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The Obama Family … our prayers are with them:

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I wonder if this is a Chicagoan peering into the beauties of Liechtenstein… and this Chicagoan gets a feel from a Netherlands shot why it was that Rembrandt could paint so well.

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It’s not Chicago, but it is the Great Midwest…

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Here’s what’s coming …

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“What happened to the Cubs?,” I ask Lou Piniella. His answer?

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Waking up to Chicago ….

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The City of Chicago… … home of the Cubs!

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Chicago was inundated by rains and floods. Here’s a picture of the Eden’s Hwy, the main artery connecting the northern suburbs to the City of Chicago:

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John Kennedy and Maria Shriver in Chicago, and Reagan at Wrigley:

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My kind of town, Chicago is…

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Come to Chicago’s friendly skies:

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Here’s a true Cub fan:

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Last Saturday morning I opened up the Dell computer our school provides and it wouldn’t turn on, and hasn’t since that day. Well, that’s fine — as I’m a Mac man — except that my daily mail and internet routines […]

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We walk at Independence Grove and here are some native flowers: Cardinal flower and Shooting star, and the third is Little bluestem, a wild, native prairie (ornamental) grass. We like it so much, we’ve got some growing from seeds (and […]

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Summer sports …

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City lights of Chicago:

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Chicago, on the 4th:

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This is what we turn to in the heat of Chicago…

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The Mississippi flooded its banks and broke down some levees.

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Sorry to wake you up, dear, but I thought you might like to watch this tornado! (from CNN)

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Chicago as we turn from Spring toward Summer:

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Chicago Spring means spotting Baltimore Orioles and the morning dance of birds:

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Chicago Spring means baby robins:

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We’re sensing we are a long way from our home, but “TK” is there remodeling our kitchen. So, hello to TK. Speaking of far away distances … this is some 450 light years from here…

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Chicago Spring flowers:

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44 years ago in Chicago, the Beatles:

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We, and this cardinal, are ready for Spring:

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Cool picture … Vote for Steve McCoy — he helped me learn to blog and will give his winnings to help others hear the gospel. Scroll down and click on “Reformissionary.” Here come the …. Hummers!

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Too much snow this winter in the Land of Lincoln:’

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St Patrick’s Day in Chicago, NCAA tournament, and pastoral ministry:

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Chicago runner last Friday: We’ve been gone for the week; we got home late last night; not as many links as I’d like. Sorry.

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Hello from Aruba … you can find us under a tiki hut reading. I’ve got a bundle of things to read for a piece on “happiness.” And how appropriate; we’re at a place called “The Happy Island.” Our housesitters are […]

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(Say the Jesus Creed morning and evening during Lent.)

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(Say the Jesus Creed morning and evening during Lent.) Chicago winter means Chicago potholes:

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(Say the Jesus Creed daily during Lent.) Yougottabekiddinme! I look like that? (So asks the little bear.)

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Danish Tigers…

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MarkO pointed me to this snow sculpting in China. Cool. You know it’s cold when pigeons are seeking the flame:

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The polar bear baby video and a picture and now a name:

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Here’s how we play golf here in the Midwest in the winter:

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Just north of Chicago folks take the polar bear plunge on New Year’s Day. These folks are hardy, I’ll give ‘em that:

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My Weekly Meanderings will be sparse this week with so much of our time spent traveling and with family. You thinking of blogging? (HT: Henriet)

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Chicago Skylilne … can’t beat it:

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Good morning to you!

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It’s that time of the year again … and Kris and I enjoy our walks in the flurries.

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Chicago’s Offense is up in the air now that Hester’s just too good to kick to…

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Birds of beauty:

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Save the bonobos in the Congo:

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Being green preserves nature:

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One of the sad realities of the California fires:

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City of next year’s World Series champion:

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If someone other than the Cubs had to win, it’s nice to see it was the Rockies.

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Above all, let us continue to urge our government and the world to do what it can for those in Myanmar who are being brutalized for standing up for rights and freedom of speech.

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Fans everywhere are cheering for the Cubs: in Cincinnati and in Thailand!

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Chicago’s skyline:

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The Joy in Chicago Returns…

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Have you seen Chicago’s bean in Millennium Park?

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My kind of town, Chicago is… (No idea who that man is with the Cubby Bear.)

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We escaped any serious flooding in our area, but Chicago was drenched with rains and flooding for a week. Many in our area will spend weeks cleaning up and drying out. [For some reason, some of my Chicago Tribune links […]

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The Oracle (not of Delphi but) of Chicago…

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An officer’s got to do his job, even if it means ticketing the Oscar Meier Mayer Wienermobile:

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The dog days of Santa Barbara:

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Greatest sports scandals — and they didn’t mention Barry Bonds or Mark McGwire or Rafael Palmeiro or Brady Anderson. Come to think of it, how did they forget Paul Hornung and Alex Karas?

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Chicago, it’s my kind of town!

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We will be spending most of the week in Odder, Denmark, just south of Aarhus, but before we left I did what I could to get some links up for the week.

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Sorry for this: somehow the Weekly Meanderings were published “private” mode instead of public mode. So, here they are: Chicago’s finest is caring for some new penguin chicks:

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Post of the week – no question. Maybe this is the post of the week too: Br. Maynard. Nope, this might be the post of the week: T. Freeman.

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Blog of the week: JR Briggs’ post on reading habits. And do you read Dawn? Check out this post.

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Ah, I have to give pride of place this week to Don Johnson’s rumination on parenting. Pray with Trevin. While there, say a prayer for the Grahams. Tribune story of her death. Cynthia Lambert writes a nice piece on “it’s […]

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After a week off, here’s a new start to a year of Weekly Meanderings:

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As we meander through the air on our way back to Chicago and after meandering this week through northern Italy, I confess to having had no opportunity for doing Weekly Meanderings this week … my first “miss” since last year […]

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We’re over here in Italy this week — with my mom and dad faithfully attending to our senior citizen Bichon Frise, Webster — and when I get back a speaking event: the Spiritual Formation Forum.

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My summer speaking schedule is intentionally light — I need to keep the schedule free for my commentary on James and some lighter projects. I participated in a conversation on the Eric Hogue show — it is on his Video/Books […]

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A must-read about Robert Webber. And Francis J. Beckwith, President this year of the Evangelical Theological Society, has converted to Roman Catholicism. He tells his story with loads and loads of comments. (I can’t get a link specifically to that […]

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Emergent Midwest Gathering July 20-21. When others snore — what do you do? I once reflected on roommates who snore.

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Allelon has a video up on “what is the missional church?” featuring Alan Roxburgh and Ryan Bolger.

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This has been a busy week for me: last weekend we were in DC at St. Matthew’s (Sterling, VA) and Thursday evening I began teaching my first class (Galatians) at Biblical Seminary in Hatfield PA. Today we are involved with […]

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Do you know about the Spiritual Formation Forum in Milwaukee this summer? I will address how a “whole gospel” reshapes our understanding of spiritual formation.

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Kris and I will be at St. Matthew’s Church Episcopal in Sterling, Va., next weekend. On April 19, 20, I’ll begin teaching a new course (Galatians) at Biblical Theological Seminary, and then on April 21 John Franke and I are […]

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We’ll be in Sterling Virginia at St. Matthew’s Church with my former students — Rob and Linda Merola — April 14-15.

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Please pray for these people.

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We’ll be in Atlanta at North Point this Saturday giving a seminar called “Engage” and next weekend we are in Seattle at an emerging event open to the public about being missional in a postmodern world. Bird spottings: this week […]

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New blog: Finking out Loud with David Wheatley (a feeologian). You may not laugh aloud, but he’ll bring you some smiles. Another new blog: Ed Gilbreath, author of Reconciliation Blues, has a blog that will devote itself to racial reconciliation.

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I speak this week at an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship event — and of all things it is being held within a mile of my home on the same street on which we make our abode. Title: How to talk about […]

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On March 1st I speak at the Shift Conference at Willow, and then we fly that night to Portland for a nice event called Crossing Borders on developing missional churches.

Weekly Meanderings

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We’ll be down in North Carolina speaking at an emerging event with Tony Jones late next week; the event is called Keeping Jesus Revolutionary. And, as I said last week, we are in Indianapolis Sunday at East 91st Street Church.

Weekly Meanderings

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I’ll be in New Orleans this week lecturing at New Orleans Baptist Seminary on conversion and giving a few other less formal talks. Then next Sunday I’ll be in Indianapolis at East 91st Street for the Sunday services.

Weekly Meanderings

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I’ll be in Denver Colorado at the Adam’s Mark for the Covenant Midwinter meetings Tuesday and Wednesday — one day on atonement and another day on prayer. The next week I’ll be down in New Orleans.

Weekly Meanderings

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I’m looking forward to the re-emergence of up/rooted north, an emergent cohort group that shifted south for some time but is now starting up again. Jan 31 with Ray Aldred. 7pm. Life on the Vine church in Wheeling/Buffalo Grove area.

Weekly Meanderings

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Stars Hamo on priorities: Bible reading.

Weekly Meanderings

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School starts up next week; I’m ready to teach a new course on Women, Mary, and Jesus. Blessings on all you teachers and students. Have the greatest term of your life. For my UK readers: I’ll be on Premier Christian […]

Weekly Meanderings

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We had a great time in Mexico, and I’ve done my best to get some links to some blogs this week. I fly to LA Monday morning to give two lectures at Pepperdine.

Weekly Meanderings

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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 […]

Weekly Meanderings

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No speaking events until after the New Year when I give lectures at Pepperdine University. But, I’ve got plenty of radio interviews coming up on Mary. Those evening ones tire me and I’m pooped — don’t folks know I have […]

Weekly Meanderings

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Tony Swift’s reflection (straight from the heart) about leadership. New blog: John LaGrou at Microclesia.

Weekly Meanderings

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Next Sunday we’ll be at Emmaus Community and then on Monday at the emerging group Up/rooted. For details, see here.

Weekly Meanderings

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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.

Weekly Meanderings

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No speaking events until December. I must say that Don Johnson, over at Jibstay, is becoming one of our favorite bloggers. He’s creative, clever, and — on top of that — wise. My top three pastor sites are Jim Martin, […]

Weekly Meanderings

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This week is the academic annual meeting — called SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) — and Kris is going with me for the first time. It helps that we are in Washington, DC. I’m giving a paper in response to […]

Weekly Meanderings

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This week I fly to John Brown University — and I have a full schedule Monday evening and Tuesday, but I’m looking forward to meeting these fine people. (Birdwatcher question at bottom today.)

Weekly Meanderings

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Here is news that most don’t want to hear: a new archaeological dig might suggest that Norman Golb is right. In brief, Golb argued that the Dead Sea Scrolls were the deposit of a diverse library from Jerusalem, placed at […]

Weekly Meanderings

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This week in travels: I will be speaking Thursday and Friday at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. My subjects are the emerging movement and atonement.

Weekly Meanderings

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We had trouble with these yesterday, so I’m posting it again today. Kris and I will be flying next weekend to Durham, New Hampshire, to visit our niece. Lovely area to visit.

Weekly Meanderings

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In Embracing Grace I suggested there are two ways to discuss “human nature,” or what makes us Eikons — by comparing us to other created things (like chimps) and by seeing how we are like God. Time magazine reports about […]

Weekly Meanderings

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I’ll be adding to this Weekly Meanderings, at the request of others, a brief on speaking engagements for the week. This week (Oct 2 and 3) we have Phyllis Tickle at North Park giving the Zarley Lectures. The lectures are […]

Weekly Meanderings

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The best blog not enough are reading: Michael Kruse and the Kruse Kronicle. He’s got good, thoughtful stuff, and he keeps blogging away. Bob Robinson on the prosperity gospel.

Weekly Meanderings

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The conservationists and farmers in Colorado are at odds again over prairie dogs. The “rodenator” is the newest device designed to exterminate prairie dogs. There’s got to be a better solution than blowing up those cute little dogs, and I’m […]

Weekly Meanderings

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News that Steve Irwin, famous Croc man, has died saddens us. The story grew all week. While in Oz … Andrew Hamilton has a 4-part series of his interaction with D.A. Carson on things emerging. Carson says what is “emerging” […]

Weekly Meanderings

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Website: C.S. Lewis Society of California. I think lots of pastors struggle with relaxing on vacation: see Fr. Rob. Pray for him.

Weekly Meanderings

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Real church: check out this story from Don Johnson at Jibstay.

Weekly Meanderings

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Overstatement of the week: here’s what somone said when the animal activists won out and now Chicago is banning foie gras: “Given animal rights activists’ success getting foie gras banned in Chicago, Didier Durand, the chef and owner of Cyrano’s, […]

Weekly Meanderings

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I begin this week with the need once again to pray for Bob Robinson and his heart. See his story here.

Weekly Meanderings

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Barna on growing house church attendance and on the lack of relationships among pastors.

Weekly Meanderings

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A nice interview with Anne Lamott about prayer and faith. Part one, Part two.

Weekly Meanderings

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Post of the week: Dan Kimball’s piece on the value of Gandalfs (the wisdom of the older generation) is worth printing out and pinning to the wall near your desk.

Weekly Meanderings

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Busy week, down in links for this Weekly Meanderings. Lukas and Annika were here, I was hard at work on a writing project, and we left for LA and San Diego on Wednesday. Here are some suggested readings. Bob Robinson […]

Weekly Meanderings

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John Frye is a must read. So is #2 in the series. Impossible. It got me. (HT: Hamo) Andrew Perriman has a good post on characteristics of an emerging theology. (HT: TSK)

Weekly Meanderings

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Who will explore this incident as a parable of the Church at times? (By the way, my thinking has nothing to do with it being women.)

Weekly Meanderings

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A young pastor’s rant before another Christian is followed by an open and frank and exemplary confession: Purple Pastor, thanks. For those who use a lectionary at all, this site by Bruce Sweet is worth looking at. It provides social […]

Weekly Meanderings

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About blogging… I saw a post with TSK last week, and it worried me. It stated that too much posting is not good. Well, I’m guilty. Here’s what I try to do when I can keep it up: first, I […]

Weekly Meanderings

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I’ve changed the name from our weekly “Blogs of the Week” to “Weekly Meanderings” because we don’t restrict the post to blogs. After a week off while we were away, we start up again. Enjoy. Along with a change in […]

Blogs of the Week

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I’ve raved about Jim Martin enough on this Blogs of the Week that most of you probably visit him regularly and don’t need my encouragement. With a new appearance, Jim’s got another great set of posts and this one on […]

Blogs of the Week

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Here is a reality so profoundly deep to adoptive parents that we can hardly take it in. Thanks to Dawn Husnick. A time most of us simply cannot even imagine.

Blogs of the Week

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For an early preview of the cover of a book I haven’t written, see Purgatorio. Thanks Marc. Church and State: Read this speech by the President at Cornell. (HT: Duane Young)

You Converted Me!

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I have been interested in conversion for a long time, so I am thrilled that Paraclete has now come out with an updated version of one of my all-time classics, the original Christian conversion story, Augustine’s Confessions.

Blogs of the Week

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This has been a heavy week for this blog, with more than the norm for comments, and I’m grateful to the many of you who contribute to this blog by encouraging remarks and by your comments. I’m proud of this […]

Blogs of the Week

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The best advertisement I’ve seen in a long, long time is the Southwest Airlines commercial with a wife watching her husband via computer camera: he’s waddling around in his boxers and big gut hanging out and drinking from a big […]

Blogs of the Week

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Bob’s back home again. I’ll stop raving about Jim Martin’s blog when he grows stale; no sign of that happening yet. Wise stuff, and a great post on a night he’d like to forget (except who cares about the Cowboys?).

Finally, a book that explains postmodernity

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If you are looking for a book that explains in clear and simple prose what postmodernity is all about, and how it intersects between theology and philosophy, I’ve got the book for you: John Caputo’s Philosophy and Theology caught me […]

Blogs of the Week

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On the news last night I heard that VP Cheney and his wife made 8.8 million last year, and gave away to charity almost 7 million. CNN Story. Congrats to the VP! Story of a young man as told by […]

Blogs of the Week

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Kris and I will be in the Cinque Terra (Italy) for a week at the turn of June, and wonder if any of you have been to Pisa and would recommend it as worth a day trip for us? Good […]

Blogs of the Week

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Blog of the week: Hamo’s got a great one on a problem with youth ministry — front doors are busy but so also are the back doors! I don’t know the stats, but I’d like to hear from those who […]

Forgiveness and the Face 2

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Yesterday’s post emphasized intersubjectivity as central to forgiveness. Today we want to look at Sandage and Shults’ The Faces of Forgiveness and the issues of “saving face”, what the faces in a “face to face” look like, at “systemic estrangement,” […]

Blogs of the Week

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Joe Thorn gets my top billing this week: excellent post on how to talk about one another. The Ninth Commandment. (HT: Steve McCoy)

Blogs of the Week

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I’m on Spring Break this week, so I’ve had more time for reading blogs. Blog post of the year for me: Dawn Husnick’s story of the ER.

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