A Compline Prayer

From Aidan, the compline prayer for Monday in the Celtic Book of Prayer: May the virtue of our daily work hallow our nightly prayers. May our sleep be deep and soft so our work be fresh and hard. [Read more...]

RSS Feed?

OK, someone wrote and said the RSS feed is not working. Well, I don’t even know what this is, but this blog community is big enough both to figure it out and fix it. Please advise. [Read more...]

Dobson and “Conservative” Politicians

Our discussion of the Dobson and Obama dust-up raised one point, that of misrepresentation of Obama by Dobson, but there was something else in Dobson’s discussion that day that deserves a conversation. Dobson, who speaks for many in the religious right, are wary of McCain and some think Bush wasn’t a true conservative, and, yes, [Read More...]

The Gospel of Ruth

Kris read Carolyn Custis James’ new book, The Gospel of Ruth , recently, gave it to our daughter, Laura, and both loved it. It is an imaginative Bible study of the book of Ruth and it can serve well for personal devotional time as well as for Bible studies. [Read more...]

Heaven 1

There are two good reasons to do a focused Bible study on heaven. First, because the history of how Christians have understood heaven has been written by several and this history reveals that Christians have both invented plenty and have failed to interact adequately with the Bible. For, this I recommend McDannell and Lang, Heaven: [Read More...]

Prayer for the Week

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and [Read More...]

What Fungus is Among-us?

In our backyard, in the mulch, we’ve got this stuff. Anyone know what it is? I took those pictures Thursday evening; Friday morning, early, the first one looked like this: [Read more...]

Weekly Meanderings

The Mississippi flooded its banks and broke down some levees. [Read more...]

Third Day

I’m trying this out today … I have listened to some of Third Day. What is your favorite song by Third Day? Amazon.com Widgets [Read more...]

Friday is for Friends

The radical kingdom vision of Jesus emerges constantly in the parables, and Klyne Snodgrass, in his exceptional sourcebook for anyone who wants to study the parables, in Stories with Intent, clears away the accumulation of cleverness that somehow manages to miss the point of the parables. So, our parable today illustrates the radical vision of [Read More...]


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