Reading

Receiving Dante: An Interview with Nathan P. Gilmour of The Christian Humanist Podcast

When asked what book or books have left an impression on me I often refer to a book given as a gift. Jimmy gave me a copy of The Divine Conspiracy in the late 1990’s. To this day the idea of intentional formation looms large in by my own … Continue reading

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That Time One of My Interviewees Became a Reader’s Choice Finalist – Go Vote for Tom Oord

Almost one year ago I took a different direction with my podcast. Up to that point I had offered some reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary. Our congregation and other Baptists, even Southern Baptists, ¬†interested in the Christian Seasons and what that looks like in a Tradition where Advent … Continue reading

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The Rapture Betrays the Incarnation: An Interview with Jeffrey C. Pugh

“There must be some way out of here,” said the joker to the thief. “There’s too much confusion I can’t get no relief . . ..”¬†Learning to read the Bible as a child and a young adolescent meant always looking up and hoping to get out of … Continue reading

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Salt In the Wound or, Evidence That Reading Is a Lost Art

If reading is fundamental, interpretation is impossible without it. When an interpretation is offered apart from reading a text the interpreter is rupturing his or her own ideology.… Continue reading

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Basking

Technology is scant. Cell phone service is rare. The noise of the grand boys playing is constant. Days of cool rain refreshing.… Continue reading

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