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January 14, 2022

Unsettled Advent

This reflection first appeared at Word&Way Unsettled Advent Series December 19, 2021 “He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.” (Luke 1:51) Advent calls us to live in the tension of already and the not yet, a season between. We progressively welcome the light one week, one …

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Book Reflection: The Pharisees

My first book reflection for 2022 is the new collection of essays entitled The Pharisees edited by scholars Joseph Sievers and Amy-Jill Lavine. This book is a much needed addition to any pastor or professor who desires to have a more accurate understanding of Pharisees in their historical and religious context. Originally collected as the presentations from a 2019 conference …

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Holidays: well-practiced tradition, present reality, and future hope

A version of this article first appeared in Christian Citizen Dec 14, 2021 There are so many holidays on our annual calendar it is might be easy to forget a few throughout the year. Minor banking holidays like Columbus Day or Presidents Day might go unnoticed if we did not also get the nearest Monday off …

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