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Advent, Day Five: She Who Is

Word: Bloody Verse: Isaiah 4:5 What if we read the LORD in Isaiah 4:2-6 through a womanly metaphor? as She Who Is, the one who writhed in labor to birth creation? On that day, The branch of  She Who Is … Continue reading

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But since we are of the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love and the helmet that is hope for salvation. – 1 Thess 5:8 Hope, if we define it as holding to the … Continue reading

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So Much Internet: November Post-Synod Edition

As we all continue to process the events and documents of #Synod14, there are bunches of stuff to read: Kyle Cupp directly examines the issue of Power and control in the church: topics which are all too often either unspoken … Continue reading

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A Music Theologian Engages with Pope Francis’ Favorite Music:  An Interview with Dirk von der Horst

In December I finally got around to reading the papal interview, and I was very intrigued by the section in which he talked about his favorite music. I didn’t know the pieces he mentioned, though, and I found myself wondering … Continue reading

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Mimetic Rivalry, Reform, and Unity in the Church

I read a commentary on church reform by Hans Küng last week, that lingered in my mind as an example of “doing it wrong,” at least from the perspective of mimetic ecclesiology. In this commentary, the substantive issues of church … Continue reading

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Weeping, Lamentation, and Hope

At the end of his post on praying with the psalms in times of sorrow, Richard Beck articulates (one of the reasons) why I cry at church: Because, like I said above, I’ve seen how these psalms of praise are … Continue reading

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Faith, love, and hope in 1 Thess

So the first letter I’m reading for my independent study this summer is Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians, which is probably the earliest surviving Christian text that we have: scholars date it to 50 or 51 CE. (Which in … Continue reading

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