The Problem with Christ – Review

English readers of the Bible see it over and over again: Jesus Christ. While most know that "Christ" is not Jesus' last name, new readers to the Bible could be forgiven if they get that impression. This is the problem, according to Chris Gorton, in his book The Problem with Christ.  I have had the … Continue reading The Problem with Christ – Review

Be Real, Be Vulnerable – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together (Walking with the Saints)

I was talking to a student recently who showed a frustration with people who attend church.  He said that they get dressed up all nice and act perfect, even looking down on those who do not attend church.  They think they are better then the rest of us.  But the thing is, they are just … Continue reading Be Real, Be Vulnerable – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together (Walking with the Saints)

Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Soup (CSA style, with celery root)

Growing up in Pennsylvania Dutch country, I know what rivels are - they are little dumplings one finds in good, PA Dutch style chicken corn soup. Yesterday I betrayed my heritage, making chicken corn soup without rivels. That said, my soup was pretty good. Our summer CSA has inundated us with corn on the cob. … Continue reading Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Soup (CSA style, with celery root)

The Holiness of Work – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together (Listening to the Saints)

I am still wanting to share more of what I learned from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's amazing, classic book, Life Together.  Maybe I want to keep sharing on it because I am mad no one made me read it in seminary.  Or maybe I just really want others to read it.  Most of the books on the … Continue reading The Holiness of Work – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together (Listening to the Saints)