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One Minute Theology While I will continue to post my student’s reflections I want to draw your attention to my One Minute Theology reflections. https://www.facebook.com/peoplelivingbygrace/ Let’s think about these things together… Bryan

Student Post #1

Becoming Teachers… (Bryan) In our religious education class my students grappled with many issues related to meaning and interpretation of scriptural texts, a respectful approach to dialogue, and understanding classroom contexts. We discussed and worked hard to resist the issue of binary thinking related to the mysteries of Christian faith like Jesus as fully divine … Continued

Busy but coming back…

Have been swamped with teaching and chaplaincy but we are getting back on the blog track. My students in religious education actually wrote blogs for GraceFinder so you can look forward to their contributions in the weeks ahead. They wrote about dichotomous thinking and faith… (what??) More forthcoming… Today’s thought begins and ends with a … Continued

How Long…

I have more and more lately seen my life as the title of book – The Story We Find Ourselves In. Especially with the times of loss it has seemed like a script I could never have written myself and I wonder how could I even still be here with so much brokenness. Sam says … Continued

A Mark That No Longer Stains…

In the song Grace by U2, Bono sings: What left a mark no longer stains… This thought broke into my summer slumber. The marks sting yes, chafe yes, bring weariness true but not STAIN. Not permanent, not forever, even though the journey can feel so long. Jesus let’s us see life through a different lens … Continued

Stains of Life

Grace – covers the shame and removes the stain… What better summary of a biblical trajectory and narrative can we read than with these words from the songwriter? Cover and remove in this story are powerful signifiers of truth that can break through in surprising ways in a world that holds tightly to achievement at … Continued

Grace Takes the Blame…

New semesters, new beginnings take us careening down a path of excitement mixed with potential and busyness. Potential for new friendships, for new career possibilities, for new ways to make a difference, to care for our campus and world. Yet also there is the push of busyness that can increase fragmentation, loneliness, and isolation. I … Continued

Is It Well With My Soul?

Is It Well with my Soul? Horatio Spafford’s hymn, It is Well with my Soul has resonated with people over the years since he wrote in light of the brutal tragedy of losing so much, including his children. From a very young age I can remember singing and appreciating this song at various levels of … Continued

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