From Abraham Heschel’s The Prophets: Conventional seeing, operating as it does with patterns and coherences, is a way of seeing the present in the past tense.  Insight is an attempt to think in the present. Insight is a breakthrough, requiring much intellectual dismantling and dislocation.  It begins with a mental interim, with the cultivation ofContinue reading

I Have An Idea

I have a lot of ideas actually.  But I need to finish the ideas that are right in front of me (a talk on Work for a Men’s Conference, Two Sermons For May, My Thesis) that have deadlines.  But after all these ideas processed and shipped out, I have another idea that I’d like toContinue reading “I Have An Idea”

Bringing enemies together = the gospel

Isaiah 19:24-25 says: 24 In that day Israel will be the third with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, 25 whom the Lord of hosts has blessed, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.” In this chapter the prophet isContinue reading “Bringing enemies together = the gospel”

___________ Christian

I have a friend who identifies himself as a reformed Christian. This is a new development in his faith journey, and he is very excited about all the implications of the Gospel, the Sovereignty of God, and all that amazing stuff. There is nothing wrong with the reformed tradition in my understanding of the tradition.Continue reading “___________ Christian”

Honduras (better late than never)

On Saturday 3-12-11 at 6:00 am Creekside’s Honduras Home Build Team departed from Seattle, WA. We were traveling to The Island of Roatan, Honduras. A long exhausting Day of travel to be sure. When we landed we were met by Tom Hackett, director of Alternative Missions and Dwellings. This was our second home build withContinue reading “Honduras (better late than never)”