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Missing Malady

“He felt shame
to understand he would miss
the months of sickness and taking care.”
– Donald Hall, “Her Long Illness.” Without.

“In our first session, she asked me what it was like to live with Anne on a daily basis. 76 more words

Sermon 04-15-18: "The B.C. and A.D. of Our Lives"

In today’s highly autobiographical scripture, Paul describes his life before Christ and after Christ. As I say in today’s sermon, if we’re Christians, our lives should be characterized by a B.C. 3,077 more words

“If theologians become famous in times like ours, surely they must have betrayed their calling.” – Stanley Hauerwas, Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir

Eakins, Thomas. … 17 more words

Reverend Death

About a month back, a friend and I were talking after a show and he mentioned an odd little documentary about a troubling man who lived and operated, at one time, within a troublingly close proximity to us. 1,764 more words


Resurrection and Down Syndrome

Last week was Easter.

And in the Gospels course I teach, we spent time reading on the nature of the Resurrection.

As Scripture teaches, Jesus’ resurrected body was both… 1,159 more words


Book Review: The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics

The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics
Ed. Stanley Hauerwas and Samuel Wells
Wiley-Blackwell, 2006 (1st edition). 528pp.

There is no such thing as “Christian ethics.” 817 more words

Matthew's Radical Gospel

Take your stained glasses off when you read the gospel of Matthew this year. Matthew is not just writing a history record. His gospel is history, absolutely, but he has a goal. 309 more words