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Entries from October 2005

fearful and wonderful

October 29th, 2005 by isaac · No Comments

How about another sermon? I just realized that I never posted this sermon. It’s from a year ago. I think I didn’t post it because it got published in a book of sermons and I wasn’t sure if it was ok to post something here that was published in a book (I don’t like breaking […]

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Tags: sermons · theology

scritptures and textures: is there a word in these texts?

October 26th, 2005 by isaac · 2 Comments

Is there a unity to Scripture? Is there a way to hear one voice—the Word—speak in diversity bound together between the covers? Jason raised this question in his comment on my Psalm 88 post. Yeah, that’s a great question. I think it’s worth saying that it’s a question that takes some work to get to. […]

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Tags: theology

jacques derrida on contemplative reading?

October 24th, 2005 by isaac · 8 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to read Scripture carefully. And I remembered this passage from J. Derrida’s essay, “Plato’s Pharmacy.” I think it beautifully captures what it means to read any text, and especially the way we should approach our holy text: “A text is not a text unless it hides […]

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Tags: kingdom naturalists · theology

Cosmology & Creation

October 21st, 2005 by Jason · 7 Comments

It’s been a while since I posted, with no real excuse other than not having much inspiration or commitment. Anyhow, school has fixed that problem with making writing a requirement once again. I’m putting up a paper I wrote for my Science, Philosophy, and Theology class at Fuller. entitled Cosmology & Creation [PDF]. Here’s the […]

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Tags: papers · theology

ecumaniacs and schismatics

October 21st, 2005 by isaac · 3 Comments

Justin over at ressourcement got me thinking about the ecumenical movement. I posted a comment over there about how I think our ecumenical conversations should focus more on the ground level—a unity from below rather than one that focuses all our attention on the bishops, the hierarchy. Why not think about the ecumenical threads we […]

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Tags: theology

henri de lubac and ressourcement

October 19th, 2005 by isaac · 1 Comment

Eric pointed me to an interesting blog that centers conversation around the Roman Catholic theological movement called ressourcement. I think ressourcement has a lot to offer the self-secluded, N. American denominationalism. I know that this may be a shock to my Evangelical friends, but I’ll say it anyway: There are more voices worth listening to […]

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Tags: theology

noah at murdoch: preaching blind

October 14th, 2005 by isaac · 2 Comments

At the end of this post, I reported that I have to preach at the Murdoch Center this Sunday. I am serving at the chapel this academic year for my M.Div field education requirment. I’ve been struggling to figure out how to preach to people with whom I have a hard time understanding. How do […]

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Tags: life · sermons · theology

Young Lakes Backpacking

October 12th, 2005 by Jason · 2 Comments

This past weekend I went backpacking with some guys from church up in Yosemite. We started with a hike up to Young Lakes in the high sierras and then came down to Glen Aulin, a beautiful canyon that wanders down along the Tuolmne meadow. You can see some pictures here.

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Tags: life

Christianity and Politics (2): Stanley Hauerwas and excessive speech

October 12th, 2005 by isaac · 5 Comments

I tried to excise myself from the conversation with Steve Bush and the folks over at Generous Orthodoxy, but I couldn’t resist another conversation (look here and here for other conversations). In summary, this is still my question for Steve Bush—it’s part of a comment I posted in one of those long conversations at Generous […]

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Tags: theology

preaching

October 7th, 2005 by isaac · 2 Comments

Every time I know I have to preach there are two passages that come to mind and I get freaked out, one from Dom Sebastian Moore and another from Ralph Waldo Emerson. First the quote from Sebastian Moore: “Anyone who talks of the divine encounter without at least wishing he could write poetry is talking […]

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