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Roadside Jesus: an article in The Menno

February 19th, 2009 by isaac · No Comments

I wrote an article last summer about my experience of joining a group of people who eat lunch together every Wednesday on the side of the road. The Mennonite recently published it. Here’s a passage: The lure of Christ’s gracious presence invites us onto a wandering path of discipleship that leads into forgotten places—the margins […]

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Remembering this Morning

July 1st, 2006 by Jason · No Comments

I slip in bed when you’re asleep To hold you close and feel your breath on me Tomorrow there’ll be so much to do So tonight I’ll drift in a dream with you Dixie Chicks, Lullaby Isaac wrote a while back about looking for “a soundtrack for our lives.” Today I heard the Dixie Chick’s […]

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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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April 14th, 2005 by Jason · 1 Comment

A friend just got me hooked on a new band. Garmana mixes Swedish folk music, pop/techno/rock beats, and incredible vocals to make for great-sounding music with an earthy, eclectic feel. That’s a bit of a mouthful isn’t it? It’s easier if you just head over and listen to some of it (there’s also a full-length […]

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after christmas – Matt. 4

May 29th, 2004 by isaac · No Comments

I wrote this for the winter edition of our community house newsletter. If you want to recieve our newsletter please email your address to us at

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intentional christian communities

December 4th, 2003 by isaac · 41 Comments

Nick asked me a great question a few weeks ago and i haven’t taken the time to answer him. This won’t be an answer either. Sorry. But this might be heading towards an answer indirectly.

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bush in NC

November 9th, 2003 by isaac · No Comments

President Bush gave us a visit here in North Carolina a few days ago. The state is going through some pretty hard economic times . I guess Bush wanted to offer some hope to the multitude of Carolinians who are losing jobs all over the place. Instead of offering some tangible hope he offered nothing […]

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God in a Sitcom

September 26th, 2003 by Jason · Comments Off on God in a Sitcom

The incarnation is a scandal. The fact that God became a full-fledged human was a big deal for at least the first 500 years (think Arius). But now it doesn’t shock us. Jesus: Son of God in a body…yawn, how about those Dodgers? I think one of the primary reasons it doesn’t shock us any […]

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August 23rd, 2003 by isaac · No Comments

unbridled nationalism subverts our understanding of what it means to be a citizen of the Kingdom of God.

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common grace in Durango

August 14th, 2003 by Jason · Comments Off on common grace in Durango

Time for vacation! We’re off to Durango (actually we’re already in Durango, which makes you wonder why I’m blogging on my “vacation.” What can I say, it’s hard to resist wireless internet 😉 As well as the beauty of this place I’ve also seen God’s Kingdom at work here at the house where we are […]

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