Weekly Meanderings

Just north of Chicago folks take the polar bear plunge on New Year’s Day. These folks are hardy, I’ll give ‘em that: [Read more...]

Weekly Meanderings

Just north of Chicago folks take the polar bear plunge on New Year’s Day. These folks are hardy, I’ll give ‘em that: [Read more...]

Friday is for Friends

“At some point in the past twenty years,” Edith Humphrey writes in her book Ecstasy and Intimacy, “North Americans crossed a Rubicon.” Which? “When I was an undergraduate, the emphasis in class was completely upon ‘objectivity,’ ‘neutral observation,’ proving one’s point.’ Now the spotlight is upon ‘my story,’ ‘my response,’ and ‘celebrating diversity’” (1). [Read more...]

The Iowa Caucuses

What did you think of the results of the Iowa caucuses? [Read more...]

God’s Rivals 3

I don’t know if you have observed this, but if you pay attention you will see something in the Old Testament: the authors and people of the OT at times seem to believe there are other gods. In chp 3 of Gerald McDermott’s God’s Rivals we find an examination of the OT and the “real [Read More...]

God’s Rivals 2

In chp 2 of Gerald McDermott’s God’s Rivals we are treated to a study of the surprising knowledge of God outside Israel and the Church. Again, the question here is the scandal of particularity and God’s rivals in world religions. [Read more...]

New Year’s Prayer

January 1, The Holy Name Eternal Father, you gave to your incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation: Plant in every heart, we pray, the love of him who is the Savior of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy [Read More...]

Riding on Garrison Keillor’s Pontoon

My own definition of what counts as a “novel” fluctuates. You might say I fudge. If it is a classic, like Homer’s stuff, it’s not fiction. If it is theological, it’s theology. Otherwise, I don’t read novels. Unless it’s the hilarious humor of Garrison Keillor. I’ve read all of his books I think, so when [Read More...]

Prayer for the Week

Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [Read more...]

Weekly Meanderings

My Weekly Meanderings will be sparse this week with so much of our time spent traveling and with family. You thinking of blogging? (HT: Henriet) [Read more...]

Weekly Meanderings

My Weekly Meanderings will be sparse this week with so much of our time spent traveling and with family. You thinking of blogging? (HT: Henriet) [Read more...]

Friday is for Friends

Telford Work closes this book,Ain’t Too Proud to Beg, a series of ruminations leading to themes in the Lord’s Prayer, with three sermons under the chp title “Amen.” [Read more...]

Friday is for Friends

Telford Work closes this book,Ain’t Too Proud to Beg, a series of ruminations leading to themes in the Lord’s Prayer, with three sermons under the chp title “Amen.” [Read more...]

God’s Rivals 1

Our day needs its best theologians, historians, biblical scholars, missiologists and pastors to sit down at table to discuss world religions. The issues pressing for answers are enormous in significance, and that is why I’d like to open a series on why God has allowed different religions? And, of course, the very question assumes the [Read More...]

Risotto! Risotto!

Some of you may know I like to cook, and my favorite dish is risotto. For a few years I’ve been using a nice pan but it was wearing out. Very kindly, Lukas and Annika (probably mostly Annika) bought me a Mario Batali Risotto Cookware and I’ve now made my first pot of risotto in [Read More...]

Risotto! Risotto!

Some of you may know I like to cook, and my favorite dish is risotto. For a few years I’ve been using a nice pan but it was wearing out. Very kindly, Lukas and Annika (probably mostly Annika) bought me a Mario Batali Risotto Cookware and I’ve now made my first pot of risotto in [Read More...]

To Kris from Kris

Kris bought herself something, wrapped it up, and opened it for Christmas (well sort of since she opened it a few days before Christmas). Kris likes to know what time it is at night, our eyes are such that we can’t always see across the room and focus on the little red lights so we [Read More...]


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