Aksel Loves Fasting

Our little grandson, Aksel, loves my fasting book — and I know he reads because he’s wearing a Powell’s bookstore T-shirt. [Read more...]

Organizing a Library

For more than 30 years I have bought books, entered them onto a master list of books in my library, filled out 3×5 cards (which I quit doing a few years back), read them and shelved them. But all of this has become electronic. Some are storing things in cyberspace. Just today a friend of [Read More...]

A Brother’s Wisdom 46

What does “works” mean to James? James 2:14-17 shows the sorts of things he has in mind. 14 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? 15 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says [Read More...]

The Bible and Knowledge 1 (RJS)

In a post a couple of weeks ago (here) we opened a discussion on Kent Sparks’ thought-provoking, and somewhat controversial book God’s Word in Human Words (GWHW). Over the next several posts we will delve into this book more deeply. In the first chapter Sparks lays some groundwork on epistemology and hermeneutics before digging into [Read More...]

The Power of “With” 2

Andrew Marin has earned the right to be heard about gays and the Church. Why? His book, Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation With the Gay Community , tells the story of what I am now calling the “power of with.” Andrew invites us to get beyond the “for” vs. “against” debate to the [Read More...]


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