Table Life


Table in Crisis

Times of crisis reveal what dwells deep within our souls. The ongoing crisis of COVID-19 has shined an uncomfortable light upon our private and communal lives, putting our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual competencies on trial. When communal calamities occur, our weaknesses are exposed, and long ignored wounds surface. Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, Stop AAPI Hate, gun control, immigration, voting access, creation care, and other failings are symptoms of much deeper issues. Our collective response becomes a gauge for our social and moral health. As with all such crucibles we discover a mix-bag of fellowship and division, hope and horror, and anxieties and affirmations.

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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

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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

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Habits Form Our Hearts

As seen in Word&Way June 2, 2020Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then

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It Goes without Saying

As seen in Word&Way July 1, 2020 “It goes without saying” is a curious phrase. Whenever someone says, “it goes without saying,” it is

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