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

Finding one to lead

“Kids don’t remember what you try to teach them.They remember what you are.” – Jim Henson It happened 50 years ago but that day in a college class is as fresh in my mind as if it happened yesterday. That … Continue reading

How Do You Describe Your Reality?

Each morning I receive a brief quote from the writings of one my favorite spiritual-theological-philosophical writers (he could wear all three hats), Dallas Willard. I was so struck by this morning’s words, I wanted to share them, The most amazing … Continue reading