Series on Thin Places is Available

My series on Thin Places is now available. As you probably know, it is a work in process. But if you want to read what I’ve written about thin places in logical/chronological order, this is the place to do it. Also, if you want to link to my writing on thin places, you might link [Read More…]

The Temple as a Thin Place

Part 6 of series: Thin Places After God established the Tabernacle as “sanctuary” for the Israelites so that he might “dwell in their midst” (Exod 25:8), he continued to “camp” among his people in a temporary, portable dwelling. Many generations passed. Finally, David became the king of God’s people and centered his kingdom in Jerusalem. [Read More…]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Tuesday, March 13

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Thin Places in the New York Times!

As you may know, I’m in the middle of a series of blog posts focusing on thin places. I’m trying to examine the concept of thin places from the point of view of biblical theology. So, as you might expect, I have thin places on my mind. How surprised I was to see that thin [Read More…]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Monday, March 12

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Living in God’s Presence: Inspiration from the High Calling

Living in God’s Presence Psalm 116:1-19 He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. And so I walk in the LORD’s presence as I live here on earth! Psalm 116:8-9 Recently, I’ve been thinking about what it means to live all of the time in God’s presence. I’m not [Read More…]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Sunday, March 11

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Lenten Devotional Doodle for Saturday, March 10

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More Thin Places in Exodus

In my last post, I examined Mt. Sinai as a thin place, that is, a place where God is experienced with unusual propinquity. (Now there’s a word I haven’t used or even thought of in about thirty years. “Propinquity” means “proximity.” It is the state of being physically close to someone or something.) If ever [Read More…]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Friday, March 9

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Mt. Sinai as a Thin Place

If a thin place is defined as a place where God’s presence is known with particular immediacy, then there are several stunning thin places in Exodus . . . sort of. As we’ll see, they don’t exactly seem to fit the definition, though they certainly are thin. Moses and the Burning Bush at the Mountain [Read More…]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Thursday, March 8

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The First Thin Place

Today, I want to begin some theological reflection on the idea of thin places. As usual, I will get into the theological issues by examining relevant biblical passages. My question, at this point, is “How does Scripture lead us to think about the idea of thin places?” In case you missed my first post in [Read More…]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Wednesday, March 7

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Thin Places: An Introduction

I first heard someone use the phrase “thin place” about twenty years ago. She had become a devotee of Celtic spirituality, from which source she had discovered the label “thin place.” She was terribly enthusiastic about the idea of “thin places” and proceeded to use this phrase to excess, which didn’t add to my enthusiasm [Read More…]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Tuesday, March 6

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