Monthly Archives: May 2008

on the exhale

For weeks, I have been holding my breath, waiting for this school year to close. Summer’s welcome reprieve is especially sweet this year. It has been an emotional ride and as I look around and see all of us still … Continue reading

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ancient promises and modern heresy

My church history professor warned us to be cautious of history textbooks, for the victors get to write the “official” version. To understand the whole story, she pushed; we would do well to read from the margins. She invited us … Continue reading

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you have heard it said

Note: Revisiting Matthew’s remembrance of Jesus’ teaching on the law (Matthew 5), I was pondering what the parallels would be in our modern discourse. He named the legalism of the day, and then pushed beyond the legalism to the heart … Continue reading

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personal piety and global despair

While I was parked on CNN.com last Tuesday waiting for Lake County, Indiana to post their results, the people of Myanmar had just begun to count their dead. As I sat between the surreal story of tens of thousands of … Continue reading

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