“You know what happens when a portrait that has been painted on a panel becomes obliterated through external stains. The artist does not throw away the panel, but the subject of the portrait has to come and sit for it again, and then the likeness is re-drawn on the same material. Even so was it … Continue reading Athanasius, Christ, Metanoia, & the Camera Obscura
The curtain is drawn upon the lives of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob before the realization of the promise. Despite the glory and grandeur of their lives, they each go down into darkness without having seen the flourishing and fulfillment God’s covenant with them. Amid signs, wonders, restoration and reunion, each of their lives is touched … Continue reading On the Cave of Machpelah
Read as an historical tale, that is as an account of the formation of Israel, we see tension in community: Jealousy, superiority, power, loyalty, etc. As an Allegory, it provides an image of Israel and the church in which members take turns restoring one another to grace and communion by recognizing: -God’s providential wisdom even … Continue reading Another Thought on the Joseph Saga
This post will explore the Joseph saga in light of the theme of exchange. Before unpacking the Joseph story, I will first outline previous incidents of exchange in Genesis. I will then interpret the Joseph story, emphasizing those points of thematic significance. After which I will give a few suggestions for the interpretation of this theme … Continue reading Notes on Exchange in Genesis: The Allegorical Sense of the Joseph Saga
Assorted Thoughts on Vocation:
As it is time for me to wrap this series up, here are some notes: Continue reading “A Word on Hope: Vocation in Light of the Baltimore Riots, Part III. b (The Last) of III”
Part III.a When I began working on this series, I wanted to respond to the idea that “rioters simply need to get a job.” There is a certain naivete in suggesting that the right job could alleviate despair and serve as a sufficient source of human fulfillment. At the same time, many of us draw … Continue reading A Word on Hope: Vocation in Light of the Baltimore Riots, Part III.a of III
A purpose in all things is not possible to discern, but that such exists in all nature is so. The world is indeed subject to futility and as such cannot in every happening be scrutinized for import. But something as regular and universal as excretion must have some theological significance. For Milan Kundera, the writer … Continue reading Why we Poo: A Theology of Excr…utiating Delicacy
What do cows get paid for their work?
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Come back in an hour and I’ll tell you. It is my dream to continue as a college teacher; yet there is no guarantee I shall. What I do believe is that wherever I end up, I will find my gifts made useful. What a funny phrase, ‘where I end up’. a career is no … Continue reading What Happens to a Dream Deferred?
What do farmers call it when 10 calves race to the barn?
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