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Audacious Trust: A Reflection on Jeremiah 32.1-3, 6-15

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these regular reflections on the Sunday readings. I had to smile when I was preparing for today’s post, since the process felt so familiar. Looking at the world around me, it’s hard not to think “Wow, things are really hard and all signs point to them … Continue reading Audacious Trust: A Reflection on Jeremiah 32.1-3, 6-15

Pathways of Peace: Towards a Decolonizing Theology

September 30 will mark Canada’s second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It’s intended to be a time for national recognition and remembrance, especially of “the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools” on Indigenous communities across the country. Of course, this is just one, very small, piece of what reconciliation … Continue reading Pathways of Peace: Towards a Decolonizing Theology

The Life in Christ, Putting it All Together: Ephesians in Integral Perspective

When I started this study on Ephesians, I framed it in terms of a desire to see what it would be like to apply the ‘Integral Hermeneutic’ framework I developed a few years ago to a whole book of the Bible. And, while I definitely did this in terms of preparation, thought process, and ultimate … Continue reading The Life in Christ, Putting it All Together: Ephesians in Integral Perspective

A Targum on Ephesians 4-6

To bring together the themes of the studies in the first half of the series, I did a Targum — an extended paraphrase and application — of Ephesians 1-3. Today, I’d like to do the same for the second half of the book: (4.1) In light of all this, I — a prisoner for our … Continue reading A Targum on Ephesians 4-6

God’s Armour for God’s People: Ephesians 6.10-24

Today we come to the end of the text of Ephesians, which concludes with a famous exhortation for the faithful to arm themselves for battle against their spiritual foes. At first glance this may seem jarring; we’ve spent the past couple of weeks (and chapter and a half) deep in codes of conduct and now, … Continue reading God’s Armour for God’s People: Ephesians 6.10-24