Entering Scripture, one more model of Lectio Divina

Entering Scripture, one more model of Lectio Divina Several months ago I offered a post on “Entering Scripture” via the steps of Lectio Divina. I intended for the following week to offer another method that is patterned on Lectio Divina … Continue reading

How About Spending Time with Dietrich Bonhoeffer this Lent?

The Mardi Gras parades are well underway here in Mobile, Alabama, so Mardi Gras Day and Ash Wednesday will soon be upon us. I’ve been thinking about Ash Wednesday and Lent for several weeks and wondering if there was a … Continue reading

Entering Scripture – Lectio Divina

“The Psalms acquire, for those who know how to enter into them, a surprising depth, a marvelous and inexhaustible actuality. They are bread, miraculously provided by Christ,to feed those who have followed Him into the wilderness.”From: Bread in the Wilderness … Continue reading

Do You Know a Good Story …

“Stories are verbal acts of hospitality.”Eugene Peterson When I read the above I immediately thought of Jesus’ parables. By calling them “parables,” let’s not forget they are stories. Some short, some micro-short, some longer but all stories in one form … Continue reading

Are We Graded on a Pass-Fail or ….

These posts began as emails to an adult Sunday school class over 10 years ago. It was probably about 1982 that I first read Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline and Freedom of Simplicity and over the following years found more … Continue reading