Exploring the Gospel of John: Part 3

This is a series on exploring the book of John for rookies and experts alike! Start here and read more here if you want to follow along. The author of the gospel of John begins by telling the reader who Jesus is from the outset, similar to the way a musical overture functions.[1] In aContinue reading “Exploring the Gospel of John: Part 3”

Exploring the Gospel of John: Part 2

This is a series on exploring the book of John for rookies and experts alike! Start here, if you want to follow along. Personally, I have always been drawn to the gospel of John as a favorite account. The interaction between Jesus and the Samaritan woman of chapter 4 has long been a story fromContinue reading “Exploring the Gospel of John: Part 2”

contentions in community

Gal. 5:15 warns the community of believers at Galatia that “if you bite and devour one another, watch out in case you are destroyed by one another,” while 5:26 urges them to “not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.” These bookend phrases, including a list of vices and virtues in between, are goodContinue reading “contentions in community”

everyday theology: trust in Galatians 3

‘everyday theology’ posts are bite-sized ideas to chew on from scripture, from other works of theology, and from life. feel free to share wherever you hang out on the internet! Paul’s contrast of the Spirit and flesh in Galatians is strong (and not without some dramatic language!) He uses the Greek word “pistis” (meaning: trust)Continue reading “everyday theology: trust in Galatians 3”

Exploring the Gospel of John: Part 1

Doesn’t this time of year just make you want to learn something new? It’s officially autumn (or, fawl, as we Southerners say) and for anyone enrolled in school–that means new classes! There’s a chill in the air so it’s finally appropriate to dig out that old college sweatshirt and wear it with your favorite pairContinue reading “Exploring the Gospel of John: Part 1”

SHARED: “No Happy Harmony” by Elizabeth C. Corey

“Both the ethical imperatives I’ve described—“must work” and “must stay at home”—reflect noble desires, the one for talents fully used and the other for the vocation of motherhood. But I worry that both are too often promoted ideologically, prescribed as answers to the anxieties young women naturally feel about what they should do. This problemContinue reading “SHARED: “No Happy Harmony” by Elizabeth C. Corey”

Too Late?

This illustration by Michelle Rial made me smile because, as I’ve hinted at recently, I deal with this fear a lot. I’m staring down my email inbox on a Monday morning, organizing my class workload for the week, and wondering if it’s too early to make myself a second espresso (it’s 9:30am, I think not.)Continue reading “Too Late?”