Category Archives: The Saint John’s Bible

Pause

Dear Reader, I started writing this blog back in 2008. I started it for a specific reason. I’d written an essay that I submitted to America magazine. It was a risky essay, and it was a nuanced one– about living in an … Continue reading

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Check-in

Greetings from St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana. Or, more specifically, the Inn at St. Mary’s, a beautiful hotel on the edge of campus where I’ve been staying since Sunday. I’m here all week giving talks on The Saint John’s … Continue reading

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The Art of The Saint John’s Bible– complete!

I believe one of the very highest highlights of my writing life so far has been to open a book that I wrote (published last week), The Art of The Saint John’s Bible: The Complete Reader’s Guide, and read this … Continue reading

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Our Shame

Hardly ever do I see starkly the disconnect between something that really matters and what I’m being fed by the media. Usually my days play out like this: the media (NPR mostly) tells me what is important and what is … Continue reading

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April

Hello! I know I need to blog today if only to move the homepage from Easter! We are ten days into the Easter season (Alleluia!) and slogging through the most unscenic time of the year here. We’ve continued to have highs … Continue reading

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The Lord Will Provide

Last night we had our first “winter storm.” The temperature dropped from the 70s to the 30s and the wind howled all night. What I waited for, however, was the sound of precipitation. In the north of the state, there … Continue reading

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Death of Sisera

Yesterday I spent the better part of the day with the book of Judges as part of my book project for The Saint John’s Bible. Judges chronicles a time for the Israelites between the death of their leader Joshua, who … Continue reading

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My Winter Project

I’m getting ready to embark on a writing project, the third volume of Art of The Saint John’s Bible. I finished writing the second volume almost three years ago, so it was with some trepidation that I picked up the massive … Continue reading

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