Tag Archives: Spiritual Practice

A Completionist God

There’s a kind of video game player whose determination to finish the whole game and not just the “good bits” is actually a great way to think about the way God works. Continue reading

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That Denial Thing

We been taught to read “self denial” as a harsh self-rejection and used it to justify real personal cruelties. This is a misreading of the text. Continue reading

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The Melody of Our Life

We’ve been taught that this passage is about not letting our body be used for “immorality.” This misses one translation nuance that changes the whole thing into a discussion about the melody of our life and how we use it. Continue reading

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Bearing Witness

Martyrdom is a form of bearing witness to our God. So to what kind of God do our lives bear witness (and are we proud of that God)? Continue reading

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That Rude Spirit

The Holy Spirit is a jerk with half explained plans and patterns for our life, but if we turn down the stereo we can get some remarkable guidance just the same. Continue reading

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In Defence of Dust

We do not like being reminded that “we are dust” and yet, every Ash Wednesday we hear the words again. In our hurry to get past this part we miss a chance to grow deeply in faith. Continue reading

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