Monthly Archives: August 2013

Who’s Your Favorite Theologian?…Hopefully, Jesus

On Tuesday I sat in a worn, green, boxy and slightly sticky chair on the main floor of the library, reading “The Supremacy of God in Preaching” for PR 601. With sun beams dancing through the window, I was captured … Continue reading

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Learning How to Read at 24

No one wants to dig the same hole twice. Yes, we sometimes read as an alternative to Netflix or Sportscenter, for a combination of escape and entertainment, but other books (eg. The Rare Jewel of Christian Contment), occasions (eg. a … Continue reading

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On John, Who’s Faster Than Me

As we pumped up our tires and prepared to take off for the beach, I noticed John’s bike was considerably more worn than mine. The paint on the frame had chipped and the mismatched handlebar tape had clearly been replaced … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know…What a Marsh Is

Rounding a bend in the road, I instantly knew two things: First, this was a marsh. Second, I hadn’t actually known what a marsh is. I’d known the word and the constituent parts (mud, grasses, water), I’d seen them in … Continue reading

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Queue This Up: Feisty Solzhenitsyn

Another whirlwind author-romance swept me off my feet on Tuesday. I was minding my own business, reading a book for class, when a quote jumped off the page: “[Writers and artists] can vanquish the lie…One word of truth outweighs the … Continue reading

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When Obedience Trumps Strategy

Sadly, “evangelism vs. compassion” is one of the title fights in the American church right now. In one corner, evangelical doctrine extends to the Nth degree, concluding that the most efficient way to enact the global Christian mission is to … Continue reading

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Is “Good Luck” Stunting Your Theology?

Do you remember the last word or phrase you instantly regretted? As soon as you said it, you wished you wouldn’t have. In the words of John Mayer, “How could I forget mama said, ‘Think before speaking’?” Last Friday, in … Continue reading

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