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A Journey Measured in Years. 37.

Collage 2017Donn Garrett in the song, Daily Groan, embraces the growing difference between the the man inside and the the man outside. Like Donn when I look in the mirror I now understand just what people don’t see.

I have incredibly fond memories. Even if those memories are found in “faded photographs, covered now with lines and creases…” and my memories are in bits and pieces.  (Of course the lines and creases are not limited to the photographs). Continue reading “A Journey Measured in Years. 37.”

Posted in Contextualization

A Very Personal Easter Story

April 2017

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“Christianity is a subjective, transformative event that upends, ruptures, and transforms human life. At this level, much like the blind man in John 9, we may find ourselves simply able to say, ‘One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see’ (John 9:25)”
Scot McKnight and Kevin Corcoran

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Posted in Book Reviews, Contextualization, That Theology Thing

Inclusivism That Returns a Story of Hope

A Wideness in God’s Mercy – Clark Pinnock

Clark Pinnock in A Wideness in God’s Mercy: The Finality of Jesus Christ in a World of Religions, offers an optimistic view of salvation. Pinnock further proposes an Evangelical theology of religions with an emphasis on inclusivism that returns a story of hope. Pinnock’s compelling case for optimistic salvation has broad impact for mission and it helps us understand the breadth of God’s purpose in the world. Continue reading “Inclusivism That Returns a Story of Hope”

Posted in General, Misc, The Second Half

1967

The 50-year anniversary of San Francisco’s “Summer of Love” is drawing near. Yeah, I know them hippies. Memories, Fragments, and Traces flood our minds as we think back to where my generation, our generation found its voice. We had passion but we were deaf to wisdom in those days.

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Teaching in a Foreign Language or 2nd Language Context

The thing to understand about language learners is that to reach fluency requires a working vocabulary of about 10,000 words. However native speakers have a working vocabulary of 30,000 to 40,000 words. Idiomatic expressions are a whole other problem. Continue reading “Teaching in a Foreign Language or 2nd Language Context”