Comfort, Y’All

I wrote a Christmas newsletter back in November and mailed it out with personally designed Christmas cards. In the letter I stated that I would write a post here about the card art by the middle of this month. You might notice that it is now very much the end of this month (not to…Read more Comfort, Y’All

Gloria in Excelsis Deo

'Tis the season to use the word Glory (or Gloria) a lot. If you're anything like me, the usage mostly happens unthinkingly--except for this year. This year I'm writing a new study for the OSFGroups. The study is called Glory, so I guess I'm noticing the word, and how we use it, much more than usual. The seeds…Read more Gloria in Excelsis Deo

I’m Ready to Stop Applying the Bible to My Life

Almost any group of humans to which you could belong has catch phrases, favorite terminology, slogans. I suspect it's sort of inevitable. We're meaning-making beings, and words help us sometimes to articulate and sometimes even to make the meanings around which we unite. I don't really think this is a bad tendency in itself, but…Read more I’m Ready to Stop Applying the Bible to My Life

More Than You Can Ask or Imagine

There's a lot going on. I'm writing this while a torrential rainstorm is raging outside my window, except I don't feel like I can legitimately describe it that way, because Texas has just been demolished by hurricane Harvey, the Caribbean and quite possibly soon Florida are being more-than-pummeled by Irma, and the Columbia River Gorge…Read more More Than You Can Ask or Imagine