Monthly Archives: November 2011

Silent Night? Yeah, Right.

I don’t know about you, but I am historically horrible about observing Advent. I owe this neglect primarily to the fact that, for a large portion of my life, I didn’t even understand what Advent is. Growing up, I associated Advent exclusively with the candlelit wreath at the front of the church. Each year four…
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Racism, the Church, and the Power of Listening

Well it’s 7am and I’m sitting in the San Francisco airport waiting to board a plane. My mind is brimming with all the insights and challenges from the past few days at the SBL Conference. God taught me a lot! One of the best sessions that I attended was on the topic of Womanist Theology….
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A Good Word from N.T. Wright

This weekend I am getting spoiled. I am currently in San Francisco attending the Society of Biblical Literature Conference, where religious scholars from all over the world come and share their latest research and insights. After only a day of sessions my brain is already over-loaded with nuggets of theological goodness, so today I’m going…
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The Incompatibility of Courage and Guilt

Well it’s that time of the semester–crunch time–and my life is a bit scrambled at the moment! I wish I had more time to be on here, but for now I thought I’d hop on and share something that has been on my mind since yesterday. Periodically friends and blog readers will contact me to…
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The Elusive Virtue of Humility

As some of you may remember, last year I fasted from blogging and used the season of Lent to re-examine my motives as a writer. It was a valuable time for me that brought some of my sinful tendencies into the light. Ever since then, I have spent a lot of time and prayer reflecting…
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