Category Archives: Devo Snap

…on orthopathy

Here’s a word from Eugene Peterson, which I found convicting, challenging, and thought provoking.  I’ll be chewing on this for awhile, and will probably need to read the whole book this excerpt is from, Practice Resurrection. “[An ontological] understanding of church … Continue reading

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…on laws and homeless, naked, jobless, starving lunatics

“…sell everything you have, and give it to the poor…”  mat. 19.21 So…. should every Christian sell every possession?  Our houses, cars, computers, the clothes on our backs? And give it the poor?  A bunch of homelesss, naked, jobless, starving … Continue reading

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… on Good Friday in a crucified world

“Jesus was not the first faithful Jew who died on a Roman cross outside Jerusalem — nor would he be the last. In 4 B.C.E., Varus crucified two thousand Jews there, and in 70 C.E. Titus crucified five hundred a … Continue reading

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…on scripture and agriculture

Just finished Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture by Ellen F. Davis.  If you like biblical studies and you’re somewhat of a treehugger like myself, you’ll probably really like this book.  Really got me motivated about eating local or organic produce and … Continue reading

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…on monasteries

This week Ronella and I had the opportunity to spend a few days at Camp Living Water, a Christian camp for Romanian orphans.  For one week, they escape the sludge and the pressures of the city Bucharest and all the … Continue reading

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…on umbros and wedding dresses

Recently, a young, “common” woman became a princess.  That is to say, she married the Prince of England and became, forevermore, royalty.  The wedding, of course, was legendary. The whole thing supposedly cost between $30 and $60 million.  There was … Continue reading

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… on how to approach your Creator

“Lord, I am no longer my own, but Yours. Put me to what You will, rank me with whom You will. Let be employed by You or laid aside for You, exalted for You or brought low by You. Let … Continue reading

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