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So much internet, so little time

Here’s a roundup of some good stuff I’ve read lately: – Why English majors make lousy fundamentalists calls out seven key elements of approaching scripture as literature, and how they shape interpretation. Here’s a snippet: An English major assumes that … Continue reading

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Ready for Lent?

Ready or not, here we go: Lent starts this Wednesday. Are you ready? Have you got a Lenten practice in mind, a particular form of the traditional Lenten practices prayer, fasting, and almsgiving? Are you giving something up? Taking something … Continue reading

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Barbara Brown Taylor, “Three Circles of Concern”

I am persuaded that every living religious tradition stays lively by attending to three overlapping circles of concern. The first is its institutional life, which includes the care and feeding of institutions so that the faith can be communicated from … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Keep on keepin’ on, and when you can’t keep on no more, get some help

I loved today’s first reading from Exodus 17. When Moses has his hands lifted up to God, Israel prevails; when he lets his hands rest, Amalek prevails. So what does he do? Well, actually, the question is, what do Aaron … Continue reading

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Brad Rothrock on Practice, Power, and Neutrality

Brad Rothrock certainly has some finely crafted phrases in his latest response to the discussion sparked by America’s policy on labeling Catholics. I particularly admired this discussion (emphasis mine) involving the practice of the faith: Is faith belief that then … Continue reading

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Notes on L. Gregory Jones’ Beliefs, Desires, Practices, and the Ends of Theological Education

Jones, L. Gregory. “Beliefs, Desires, Practices, and the Ends of Theological Education.” in Practicing Theology: Beliefs and Practices in Christian Life. eds. Miroslav Volf and Dorothy C. Bass. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 2002. L. Gregory Jones argues convincingly from biblical and … Continue reading

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Reflections on Serene Jones’ Graced Practices: Excellence and Freedom in Christian Life

Jones, Serene. “Graced Practices: Excellence and Freedom in Christian Life.” in Practicing Theology: Beliefs and Practices in Christian Life. eds. Miroslav Volf and Dorothy C. Bass. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 2002. Serene Jones interprets Christian practice in terms of the Reformed … Continue reading

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Reflections on Pauw’s Attending to the Gaps between Beliefs and Practices

Pauw, Amy Plantinga. “Attending to the Gaps between Beliefs and Practices.” Practicing Theology: Beliefs and Practices in Christian Life. eds. Miroslav Volf and Dorothy C. Bass. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 2002. Amy Plantinga Pauw argues for a significant affective element in … Continue reading

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Bedford on Practice and Discernment

I define “a practice of the Christian faith” as a purposeful, creative outworking of a sequence of steps that empower persons in community better to proceed [pro-seguir] along the way of Jesus Christ. Negatively, to be engaged in such a … Continue reading

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