Tag Archives: Faith

Work Without Faith…

  “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is vain that you rise up early, and go late to rest, eating the bread of … more »

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The Beauty in Waiting

Mikel Bulgakov’s Russian masterpiece “Master and Margarita” follows the Devil, Woland, and his minions as they descend upon Moscow to terrorize, destroy, and uproot society. However, despite his unsettling violence, Woland ultimately serves as a force of good and truth … more »

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On Faith

“Do you have faith?” We were sitting in a cafe for lunch today, talking about the world and our place in it. A generation apart, she came to Washington a few years ago, and works on international human rights questions, … more »

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The Culture is Upstream from Politics, Again

When I was a boy, my grandfather and I spent summers buying cattle throughout Colorado. Mostly of course, he was the buyer, but there were moments when, with a certain twinkle in his eye, he would let me be the … more »

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Missio on Gen. 13: Erleichda

Erleichda. It translates as “Lighten up.” Of course, it’s actually a made-up word, from a fictional language, which only exists in the world of Tom Robbins’ Jitterbug Perfume. I’ve never read Jitterbug Perfume. But my mother had. And for some … more »

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On Murder Mysteries and the Meaning of Vocation Too

Reading a mystery? For class? Seriously? This is the second week for the Capitol Fellows, the graduate seminar I teach every Monday morning through the fall, September to December, and the first book I had them read was Dorothy Sayers’ … more »

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On Honest Art

Almost as pretty as it gets…. and yet. Telluride is also a place like every place. The sun rises, the day unfolds, the evening comes. People work and worship, they play outdoors and cry indoors, they eat and drink, they … more »

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Missio on Daniel: A No Dualism Zone

As I read through Daniel 6 it struck me that there was not a hint of dualism between the sacred and secular in Daniel’s life.  Rather, his faith informed his work and in turn his work, enabled and blessed by … more »

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Missio on Daniel: The Biblical Impossibility of Objectivity

All my life I have heard about and seen illustrations regarding the idea that as a Christian, Christ must be at the center of my life. In every thought and decision it is His influence, example and voice that must … more »

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Missio on Daniel: Living in Babylon

Jeremiah 29 instructed the Israelites in exile in Babylon to live and work for the good of the pagan society in which they were immersed.  The first six chapters of the book of Daniel give pictures of Israelites who tried … more »

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