Collusion, Seclusion, or Collision? Take Up Your Cross: Luke 9:18-27

This text contains one of the hard sayings of Jesus that is commonly misinterpreted.  If we are to understand it properly, it must be interpreted within its literary and historical context.  Sometimes we tend to read too much abstract theology into a text like this without first taking seriously the historical, political, social, and cultural […]

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Formation – A Brief Reflection

Along with middle-age has come bifocals, muscles that take longer to recover than they used to, and a profound sense that, contrary to prior assumptions, I am not going to live forever after all.  Nonetheless, one of the few nice things about being middle-aged is that by the time one has reached his forties, he […]

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