Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Living Spiritual Rhythms - June 12

Trust is often assumed to be a virtue, but without suspicion it could indeed be a detriment. Thus, when you’re considering virtues, don’t leave out suspicion.  


Monday, June 10, 2019

Reflection for the Week - June 10

The fierce debate about the similarities and differences of the God of the OT and of the NT is well known. My modest attempt at a configuration of this would go along these lines. God in both testaments is portrayed in a contextual manner; different contexts bring forth different pictures, which all represent something of who God is. Despite the cacophony there is a thread of transcendence that claims that God is also beyond context. That is, the God of first and second testaments is contextual, though not finally subject to it. There is a tension here that cannot be resolved, nor should it be.


Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thursday Thoughts - June 6

Biblical narrative and nature are an astounding drama engaging God and humanity. This drama goes far beyond a dispassionate recounting or a merely experiential narrating. There’s just too much to tell and both objectivity and subjectivity fall short. Yet, in the unfolding theater of life and death, filled with a repertoire of mystery and complexity, there are particular viable resonances that connect to a realistic hope for transformation in the niche of a possible world.