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Shepherding

City children who know crosswalks, traffic lights and concrete may have a hard time understanding the reality of shepherding. How can we bridge our distance from biblical metaphor and allow visual concepts a place amid the symbols of their hearts? Continue reading

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Not here to have fun

The more I say the words, “I’m not here to have fun,” the freer I feel. Continue reading

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The cable company and the Kingdom of God

Where do multiple calls to technical support, hours of frustration, and accusations of fraud lead? In the grand scheme of things, it seems that the dehumanizing nature of corporate culture calls us to consider the Gospel in the choices we make: because “to be human is to be marked for and by love.” Continue reading

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How much do children need to know?

Do horrific stories such as the death of John the Baptist mean that the Gospels are meant for adults only? How well can our children know trauma? How much should they know? Continue reading

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Compare and contrast

This week’s pair of stories from the Gospel of Mark beg to be compared and contrasted. Continue reading

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The one I have not read yet

The soup is starting to steam. Above the stove, I glance at the crucifix I put there. The crucifixion is an account told endlessly since it occurred. Those two familiar lines—one crossing the other. Today when I look at the cross I see one line that represents time, the other that shows me place. The truth of Christ meets us in the exact time and place in which we find ourselves. So, the way to deeply understand the Gospels is to read them and read them again. Continue reading

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The short short story

Could you convey a life experience, or a biblical message, in an extremely short story? Every word counts! Continue reading

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A Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other

How well do we connect the good news of the Gospel to the headlines of the newspapers? Continue reading

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(dis)Unity: the broken body on campus

Call me naïve, but I’ve been consistently surprised by the lack of unity between different Christian groups on campus. Continue reading

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The Social Media Gospel

“I probably know what you’re thinking,” writes Lutheran pastor @Rev_David, in the introduction to Meredith Gould’s new book, The Social Media Gospel, “…I don’t have time for this.” Continue reading

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