Category Archives: Theory and Theology

Embracing Time Over Space

We have two choices in how we relate to the world around us: we can choose to embrace time or space. It’s an “either, or” moment by moment choice. Most of us choose (most often) to embrace space, which includes … Continue reading

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Open and Closed Mode Thinking and the Sabbath

Years ago, in a class designed to help business leaders think creatively, I was introduced to a concept called open and closed mode thinking. This concept has helped me ever since! Here’s the gist of it: * Imagine a funnel. … Continue reading

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Being, Having and Appearing

From my first semester ethics class, I learned from a scholar named Stanley Hauerwas, “We can only live in the world we’ve learned to see. We can only see the world we’ve learned to say.” I’ve always been a fan … Continue reading

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Sabbath Shift: Thoughtful Living

There is a Jewish Sabbath prayer that I love: Days pass, Years vanish, And we walk sightless among miracles. What would enable us to better see the miracles of God? Much of the answer is found in the reflection and … Continue reading

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Watchman Nee on “Sitting, then Walking”

A well-read friend of mine read a bit of my blog and pointed me to a classic Christian author whom I’ve been missing out on all these years: Watchman Nee. Nee became a Christian in China in 1920, and ultimately … Continue reading

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Six plus one does not equal seven

While I was researching Sabbath keeping last semester, I came across a compelling article by Rob Bell in Relevant Magazine. Rob tackles the purpose of advent. As he explores why it’s important to wait through the season of advent, he … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss and the Sabbath

A few days ago, I rounded the corner of my room to see my eldest son playing a Dr. Seuss game on the PBS kids website, donning an oversized red and white striped stovepipe hat on his head. Ashton wasn’t … Continue reading

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