Why we have to learn how to Ruminate!

When I started blogging several years ago, I chose the title Ruminations. It’s still in the subtitle. It’s not just a graphic term for bovine digestion. It was adopted early in the church as a metaphor for the essential discipline of meditation. It means internalizing and assimilating the truth of God (specifically from Holy Scripture) into […]

Your Ordinary – High Calling!

The calling of the first disciples in John 1:35-51 is an intriguing picture of  simple invitation and mysterious Divine plan. The number of disciples first increases through the organic networking of family and friends. It still does!  “Come and see,” says Jesus to Andrew…who finds his brother Peter and brings him to Jesus…who calls Philip to follow […]

Psalm 119 ~ Bonhoeffer’s Unfinished Book

I have three of the 17 volumes of Bonhoeffer’s Complete annotated works translated from the German over a 20 year span. They include background notes from scholars and often fascinating detail from the margin of his Bibles, letters previously unpublished, etc. One gem in Vol. 15 is the notes he began on each verse of Psalm 119 – […]