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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

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Incredibly Different: Kids, Plants, and the Everyone-ness of the Kingdom of God

I was doing my best to figure out how to survive today as a stay-at-home/work-from-home-dad, since my wife took my keys to work with her.  This is not too surprising, since two nights ago, for no logical reason, she left her own keys on the trunk of the car. Outside. All night. Being sidelined and… Continue reading Incredibly Different: Kids, Plants, and the Everyone-ness of the Kingdom of God

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Noncomplementary Behavior: A Modern Explanation of Pre-Modern Ethics

I was listening to NPR on my way back from a warmer-than-usual hike, and they were playing a clip from a show called Invisibilia.  Invisibilia is a show styled after This American Life in which a team of story-tellers goes out to find interesting and captivating stories around a theme.  This particular clip, which you… Continue reading Noncomplementary Behavior: A Modern Explanation of Pre-Modern Ethics