Tag Archives: Bible

Aromatics, Part II: Jesus the Cook

“I told them that this is a God who rose from the dead and grilled fish on the beach with his friends and then ascended to heaven and is especially present to us in the most offensively ordinary things: wheat, … Continue reading

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Echo

Still in their respective mothers’ wombs when cancer took her life, these were the first two of the five grandchildren who didn’t get to meet our sweet Grandma Ruth. Offspring of Ruth’s younger sons, Ryan was due first but took … Continue reading

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Fez

We’ll take separate cars. I’ll meet you there. We’ll be the only ones on a pre-work morning date. Your brew born of some artisan drip (“We probably need a new laptop”), mine Italianly pressed and milked (“Let’s go to Fez … Continue reading

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Evangeline Kicks Against the Goads

“Go therefore and make disciples” –Jesus Christ   “Evangelize or fossilize”  –Greg Laurie In his memoir Woody Allen writes that 99% of life is just showing up. That basically sums up my approach to evangelism until recently.  In my essay “Evangeline” there … Continue reading

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Raisin Cakes & Fallow Ground

“But you’re still playing for a love you’ll never find / outside these arms of mine” –Pedro the Lion, Of Minor Prophets and Their Prostitute Wives While we might not always remember it’s Hosea, there’s that element of skeptical respect … Continue reading

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Same

  The apostle Paul says we should marry instead of burning with passion (1 Cor 7:9) Is there an exemption here for gay people? God said it is not good for man to be alone (Genesis 2:18).  Does that change … Continue reading

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