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that is the point of the arrow

There is a moment when it feels like the point of the arrow might pierce your skin, that if you push any harder against it it will break through into the soft hollow at the base of your throat. 567 more words


Re-Frame: Triangling in the Purpose

This re-frame, Triangling in the Purpose, has a similar feel to the last one, Triangling in the Text. The first re-frame about preaching, as I wrote, came in a flash while reading Brueggemann’s article. 1,035 more words

Mahan Siler

Fulfilling Obligations While Fulfilling Oneself

I’m a committed blogger. I’ve been writing a weekly post for almost three years now, a streak that I’m quite proud of.  I publish on my primary site, WordPress, early each Sunday morning, using their scheduling feature.   1,039 more words


Forgiveness: A formula for new beginnings

By John M. Berecz

Will God put flowers on Satan’s grave?”

The question emerged from the passenger side of the car as I carefully steered my way through our first November snowfall, about twilight time. 2,837 more words

College And University Dialogue

Re-Frame: Triangling in the Text  

Friends, I have revised my website and blog to reflect this time in my life. The reflections will be “re-frames” that have mattered in my years of pastoral ministry. 923 more words

Mahan Siler


a message from Sandye Linnetz

I have always hated waiting. I’m the quick and impatient type, always moving, doing – in action. I was never very good at waiting. 374 more words


knowledge does not equal understanding

We do not see the world as it is. We see the world as we are.

Or to put it another way, we get so caught up in the way we have always done things that we lose sight of the fact that we always do things that way. 202 more words