Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mark 1: Comments, Questions, and Challenges

4  John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 8: Comments, Questions, and Challenges

1 “The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers. There’s something interesting … Continue reading

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2 Thoughts: Texts as Spring-boards and Belief Vacillaiton as the interplay between ready-to-hand and present-to-hand

I’ve had a couple of interesting thoughts today. The first of them is basically an introspective thought. I’ve been reluctant to read the bible lately because I feel like I lack the interpretive tools to come out with a proper … Continue reading

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Autobiography precedes Productive Dialogue

Had a conversation recently that suggested that conversations about contested issues, if they are to be productive, should begin with an expression of who we are and what we care about. This seems to be an incredibly important point. Everything … Continue reading

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Christ aint no Cajoler

We spent a lot of time trying to persuade people to do things that, initially, they don’t want to do. We say things like, “Don’t study. Come check out this concert instead.” Or things like, “Look. I know you don’t … Continue reading

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