Christian Seasons

The Dialectic of Advent … Hiding and Not Hiding …

Hiding_from_dangerEugene Peterson gave a series of lectures at Regent College in 1999 titled, "Eat This Book." The second lecture invites one to consider the link between form and content – the content is in the form. Pressing for an understanding of the Scriptures as narrative, story, Peterson … Continue reading

Read More

Neglect … Odd what we unite around … another Advent Reflection

"Wouldn’t you want people in your church to know about this?" She replied quizzically.

Zionguy Neglect. Peddlers come to church. Expectations of agreement spur the peddler to pursue an entre’ for her material. Once a brief description is offered I politely decline suggesting my personal disagreement with the views touted … Continue reading

Read More

The Violence of Clearing the Way … a reflection on the Second Sunday in Advent …

Peace_no_violenceSensibilities often determine the language games we play. Growing up in the late 60’s and 70’s certain words ruled the day when it came to ethnic references. Move some years down the road and those words have changed. Growing up in a fundamentalist religious context meant being accustomed to … Continue reading

Read More

Celebrating the Season of Advent …

Now that my fingers have thawed from the great end of November snow storm, look for thoughts and links to some great Advent meditations. Check out the BHT Advent Blog.… Continue reading

Read More