The Listening Post

True listening can be scary: We might hear things we don’t want to hear. We might feel like our silence implies we are agreeing with things we strongly oppose. We might even find that the other human being we thought was the devil is actually human…and maybe even likable.

2nd Reading: Esther 2:1-18

Second OSF post of the exploration study: If you’ve read this story a million times before, it might be so familiar that nothing about it really seems surprising. See if you can read it as if you’re coming to the story for the first time (or maybe you really are!). What kinds of questions doesContinue reading “2nd Reading: Esther 2:1-18”

Which Bible Translation Should I Use?

…is a question that has been asked in the OSFGroups. Here’s how I answer: The Bible’s a really old book, originally written in two different languages, neither of which exist in those ancient forms anymore…which means that it has to be translated for everybody. In fact, it has been translated into a huge number of worldContinue reading “Which Bible Translation Should I Use?”

The Other Half (First Covenant Edition)

I always think I’m going to write a “series” of posts about the same topic, but time gets away from me and before we can talk more about different streams/unity in the Church, I need to let you know about the next OSFGroup study. But first I have some questions: How many among you areContinue reading “The Other Half (First Covenant Edition)”

The Greatest Commandment

“Discipline” sounds regimented and dull. It sounds like punishment. It sounds like it could be guilt-inducing. It doesn’t sound at all like the way to foster freely-given and spontaneous love for anybody.

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