Tag Archives: Fear

Commanded to Rest

Rest. I am unsure if today’s culture even understands what rest means. I know, at least, that my personal definition is skewed. In Deuteronomy 5:12-15 God commands his people to do one thing: rest. Any and all people and animals … more »

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Missio on the Tabernacle: A Buffet of Options

The first plate at a buffet is always a challenge. If all of my favorite foods are there, how can I fit everything on an 8-inch diameter plate? In one respect, it’s a great place to be, with so many … more »

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Scary Stories: Breaking The Hold Of Darkness

The author of Hebrews sends a poignant message to his readers when concluding the famous “Hall of Faith” passage: by faith the saints overcame. When picking out memorable biblical passages, this one should top the list, as it summarizes God’s … more »

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Missio on Daniel: When Life Gives You Lions…

In many lines of work, one of the key factors of success is ability to work in stressful situations.  Logically, if one can maintain composure during a hailstorm of difficulties and other obstacles, that individual will manage just fine when … more »

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Missio on Loving the City: Planning to Be Here Awhile

Jeremiah 29 gives us a bold exhortation to plan, with redemptive imagination, for the long-haul of life in a broken world.  While imprisoned for his work as a pastor, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote to his fiancé Maria, saying, “Our marriage must … more »

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A Theological Pedagogy of Lord of the Flies: Fear Within

The mere mention, even innuendo, of summer reading ignites a visceral response from the high school student. Even my most nerdy, book-wormy students recoil. I am one of those teachers who assigns summer reading, and last summer, my tenth grade … more »

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