Now that Windows Live Writer has completely failed on my laptop, I am trying a new offline blog editor. This is a test run. It doesn’t appear I can add technorati tags. Tags: blogging, test, trial
Some Thoughts Maybe a large part of the problem with christians in general is that when we approach the bible, what we call ‘the word of God’ or the ‘scripture’ (and rightfully so), we do so with the idea that it is a prescription. That is, we have a problem so let’s head to the… Continue reading Daily Office: June 29, 2010
The readings for June 22, 2010 are as follows: Numbers 16.20-35, Romans 4.1-12, Psalm 94, Matthew 19.23-20. What I hope to do is provide a thought or two on the daily readings as a means of keeping myself accountable to the daily practice of reading from the Scripture. Numbers 16.20-35 In the early days of… Continue reading The Daily Office: June 22, 2010
Like many people right now, I am reading Michael Spencer’s book Mere Churchianity, which was recently published by Waterbrook Press. I’m only two chapters in, but already I know the reason I bought the book and why I visited the late Spencer’s blog Internet Monk so frequently. He tells his readers in the introduction exactly… Continue reading Jesus (Still) Wants to Know Me
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, by JK Rowling Children’s High Level Group, 2008 JK Rowling I don’t know if JK Rowling is a Christian or not. There’s a part of me that really doesn’t care if she is or not. Neither would prevent me from reading her books. But, no, it’s not like that.… Continue reading The Tales of Beedle the Bard: JK Rowling
Sinning Like a Christian, by William Willimon Abingdon Press, 2005 A Peculiar Prophet (Willimon’s Blog) I wish I had the courage to sin like William Willimon, but I know that if I did, people might look at me funny. After all, I’m not William Willimon. The problem with Willimon is not his theology. I think… Continue reading Sinning Like a Christian: William Willimon
This morning, my second of three days away from work, I sat in a chair on the patio behind my house. There were about a million birds singing—all a different song, but all perfectly intelligible to someone or at least to another bird. The songs were wonderful even though they were not being sung to… Continue reading What Should We Do with Jesus?