Jesus Creed
December 2006 Archives

Christ, as a light illumine and guide me. Christ, as a shield overshadow me. Christ under me; Christ over me; Christ beside me on my left and my right. This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet …Read More

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 …Read More

There are two uses of memory according to the 5th chp of Miroslav Volf’s The End of Memory. There is literal memory and exemplary memory. What we do with our memories is what matters most — do we “do” literal …Read More

Where do we get our morals? Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion, chps. 6-7, dedicates much ink to spilling out his theory of morals. He is bound to do two things: demonstrate that morals are an evolutionary deposit in humans (through …Read More

“It was good for me that I was humbled, so that I might learn Your laws” (119:71). Abraham learned this in Egypt; Moses learned this in the wilderness; neither Saul nor Solomon evidently did; David sure did. Josiah learned it …Read More

In chps 3 and 4 of Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Love Alone is Credible, Balthasar speaks of an aesthetic that speaks to us from outside ourselves. Such an aesthetic perception of beauty cannot be reduced to my imagination. Love, Balthasar, …Read More

Lukas and Annika arrived today — along with Meriam (the black “golden”doodle) and Slater (Cairn). Here they staged a family reunion. This evening we will have yet another Christmas celebration, this time with Laura, Mark, Lukas and Annika. Our kids …Read More

The psalmist knows God is good and that everything that comes from him is good. Notice these:

Accepting his John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Award “To know John Kennedy, as I did, was to understand the true meaning of the word. He understood that courage is not something to be gauged in a poll or located …Read More

William Webb, in his Slaves, Women and Homosexuals, examines a singular question: how to analyze which parts of the Bible are “cultural” and which parts are “transcultural.”