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…mean what they say.

This quarter I am taking a directed study Seminary course on the art of reading the Bible. What I’ve come to see is that this practice also encompasses the art of being alive, of being human, and of living in relationship with others and the Other. In its simplest form I’m learning that an artful … Continue reading

Down In The Valley

Jesus spent a lot of time coming down from mountaintops: after he’s tempted, after the sermon on the mount, after the transfiguration. The valley is where he lived and acted and healed people. It’s easy to stay on top of the mountain. The view is great, you see life in this general, zoomed-out abstraction. It’s … Continue reading

Instant Coffee & Spontaneous Togetherness

Hellllllllllo Sam’s Storybook, it’s Erin. I usually blog over at Ramblings of a Ragamuffin, but today I’m writing at the Storybook! I first met Sam through Young Life last fall, and we have since become good friends. We’ve talked for awhile now about guest posting for one another, and I am excited to invite you into … Continue reading

A Contract vs. A Promise

This morning I read Romans 4 and it got me thinking about the difference between a contract and a promise. Contracts are based on terms and conditions.  They are explicitly and legally binding.  You must deliver whatever you outline at the outset and both parties willingly and knowingly agree to uphold their side.  Once it’s been agreed upon, … Continue reading

Why Young Life Works

(This is a modified version of what I got to share at our YL Banquet last night…it’s a bit longer than usual but worth it if you care about YL!) You’ve  already gotten to see and experience what Young Life does.  But why does it work? How is it that the sum total of all … Continue reading

An Honorable Human Relationship

“An honorable human relationship – that is one in which two people have the right to use the word love – is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying for both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.” -Adrienne Rich I am drawn to the idea of relationships – whether … Continue reading

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