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Walk for Life 2016

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Last year Asher and I ran Hand Of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center’s 5k race as part of their annual Walk for Life. This year Ivy and Charlotte are excited to join us in the race. Would you join us in support of Hand of Hope? Please consider sponsoring us, running together with us, or even just coming out on May 1 to cheer us on!

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March 5, 2016 at 7:43 am

Rene Girard

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I’m surprised that it’s taken almost two weeks for me to learn about the death of Rene Girard. May he find himself vindicated, not for seeing everything or even some things aright, but in Jesus Christ!

Watch this interview he gave in 2009 for an introduction to him and his work:

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November 16, 2015 at 5:40 pm


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Six years ago, I combined several blogs into this one. But the juxtaposition of technical and personal-theological interests is awkward at times.

Today I’ve separated some of my technical posts into a new blog, which I am somewhat whimsically calling “full valence”—


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September 4, 2015 at 10:52 am

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Genesis 1 defines a day:

God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. (Genesis 1:5 ESV)

Exodus 20 gives us another point of reference:

Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. (Exodus 20:9-11 ESV)

Certainly it makes more sense to hold that these texts are not equivocating, that “a day is a day,” rather than some unspecified lengthy period of time.

Creation is a real-life story, not a machine. For it to have an honest-to-goodness literary backstory rather than a mechanistic one is just what we should expect.

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July 5, 2015 at 8:33 am

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I really appreciate author N. D. Wilson, partly because his young adult fiction books are so much fun, and partly because of his joy-ridden perspective on life.

Here’s a great interview, round table, and lecture from him that I recently enjoyed. Thanks to John for passing this along!

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June 19, 2015 at 6:59 am

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Asher and I raced our derby cars this morning. Here’s a picture of our cars before the race, with Asher’s in the foreground. He did a great job on his car!

Asher named his car “Fear, Fire, Foe!” Mine was “Supplanter.”

Asher won fifth place for design among Ranger Kids, and I won third place for speed in the open competition. There were some pretty creative and pretty fast cars there!

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March 29, 2014 at 3:20 pm

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If Toby Sumpter is correct that the book of Job is a study in maturation, then we should consider Job 38-41 to be a dangerous but thrilling invitation to “dress for action” and join our Father:

“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades
or loose the cords of Orion?
. . .
Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go
and say to you, ‘Here we are’?”

We have hardly begun to subdue creation.

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January 13, 2014 at 9:39 pm

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