Following · Frienemies

Reciprocity: The Foundation of Dialogical Friendships

This story is excerpted from my 2016 book Of Strangers & Enemies, pp. 165–170. A dialogical friendship is a reciprocal relationship that is mutually life changing and life giving. Let me unpack that sentence a little further. A dialogical friendship gives and receives; that’s what we call reciprocity or a reciprocal relationship. This is unnatural… Continue reading Reciprocity: The Foundation of Dialogical Friendships

Following · Qur'an/Bible

The Way Series: The Patrilocality of John 14

One vital aspect of understanding the meaning of any ancient text, and particularly Scripture, is doing what it takes to understand the cultural flavor of any particular passage. Too often we read a single sentence and base our entire theological framework on what that single sentence means to us today, without any regard for what… Continue reading The Way Series: The Patrilocality of John 14