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Book Review: Re-describing Reality: What we do when we read the Bible

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publication: London: SCM Press, 2009.

Summary:  In this book, leading Old Testament scholar and theologian Walter Brueggemann describes the methodological approach he uses for interpreting Scripture and provides a number of extended examples from the Old Testament. 539 more words

Changing Focus

He looked at me in the enigmatic way he had as he asked the question.  I had been in great Sturm und Drang over something that thirty-five years later probably seems trivial.   188 more words


A Genealogy of Nations

Biblical genealogies are not my favorite parts of the Bible. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who feels that way. They’re full of names that are given once and never really thought of again. 833 more words


PRAYER: Jonah, by Walter Brueggemann

From Great Prayers of the Old Testament 

And he said:

I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction,
And He answered me.
Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, 3,546 more words


Muddy Waters: taking the bitter with the sweet

Muddy Waters was born McKinley Morganfield sometime around 1915 in  Rolling Fork,  Mississippi. Raised by his grandmother, Della Grant in Clarksdale after his mother died when he was three, he lived in a shack on… 633 more words


Sermon: What Dreams May Come

Isaiah 56:1,6-8
Matthew 15:21-28

In the name of our Great God who is Creating, Liberating, and Sustaining. Amen +

I’m angry. Actually, beyond angry, but “angry” is the only word I can use across the sacred space without losing my job. 2,004 more words