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    Why a Dove?

    Why did the Spirit descend upon Jesus as a dove? Richard Bauckham has a fascinating suggestion: Read more
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    Down the Bloody Alleyway By Himself

    There were different kinds of covenants in the ancient world ... Sometimes one of the signs of this covenant agreement and corresponding threat was to take animals, tear... Read more
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    A Year in Writing

    One silver lining in 2020, at least for me, was that I got to spend more time writing than I usually do. I was actually working on four different projects, two of which... Read more
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    Have Yourself an Augustinian Little Christmas

    This year, in addition to all the extraneous hoopla that always surrounds Christmas in the West - shopping, eating, drinking, decorating, gift-giving and so forth - many... Read more
  • Let There Be Light

    This is a wonderful short video that joins together Creation, Christmas, Exodus, the darkness of 2020, and the light of Christ. (The poem starts at 1.05.) Be encouraged. Read more
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    When You Get What You Wanted in a Way You Didn’t

    "Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life" (Gen 47:9). Jacob's sombre summary of his own life echoes with a kind of complex solemnity against all that we... Read more
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    What is God Saying Through 2020?

    A crisis often serves as a Rorschach Test. Ask someone what they have learned from the events of 2020, and you are highly likely to hear a bunch of things that they... Read more
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    Verifying You’re Not a Robot

    This has no theological significance whatsoever, but it is brilliant nonetheless: Read more
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    Books of the Year 2020

    What better way to celebrate the end of lockdown than with a list of the year's best books? After all, this has been a year defined by being locked down and then allowed... Read more
  • Beautiful Difference: The Complementarity of Male and Female image

    Beautiful Difference: The Complementarity of Male and Female

    In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form and empty (tohu wa’bohu), and darkness was over the face of the deep, and the... Read more