Rabbit Trails: On the Fives at Year End.

It’s the time of year when everyone is putting out their lists of favorites. Usually these lists are bad for my book habit, and they are fun to peruse and see what people enjoyed. This year two of the books we’re using in the Training and Residency Programs were voted books of the year by […]

Theology as a Way of Life by Adam Neder: 10 Quotes

Adam Neder has written an excellent book, and I think you should read it. It’s called, Theology as a Way of Life: On Teaching and Learning the Christian Faith. The title is pretty helpful, and he’s to the point from cover to finish. It’s 145 pages of thoughtful, punchy, and winsome calls to the learners […]

Rabbit Trails – Late November

*Things have been full lately, so here we are a month late. I’m learning to hit send instead of continuing to mull over the right way to say it. Enjoy. – MK § Deformed by Distraction I’ve been reading about spiritual disciplines since high school, and I still struggle to consistently do the thing I […]

Rabbit Trails 9.12.19 – a poem, the care of souls, & sabbath rest.

§ George Herbert – Aaron  I work through a few Herbert poems each month, and am increasingly convinced the man was a literary genius. The structure, turns, and endings are layered in such powerful ways. Here is one that I have really enjoyed lately: Aaron Holiness on the head, Light and perfections on the breast, […]

Rabbit Trails – End of Summer

§ Alan Jacobs and the Reticence of the Bible Jacobs writes in his latest newsletter: “I’ve also been thinking lately about how the Bible tells stories. Erich Auerbach famously said that the biblical narratives are “fraught with background,” with so much that matters but is unspoken. (For example, what does Abraham think when God tells him […]

Rabbit Trails 7.10.19

Power. Each of us have it, and handling it well is a daily challenge. Here’s a few podcasts and a book to help you think through it: § Gravity Leadership has been running a series on power that is worth listening to. I’ve taken in two episodes: Chuck DeGroat on Why We Love Narcissistic Leaders, and […]

Holy Baptism – George Herbert

One of my favorite books is The Complete English Works of George Herbert. It’s a bit of a poetic anchor for me. Here’s one I enjoyed this week. Holy Baptism (I) As he that sees a dark and shady grove, Stays not, but looks beyond it on the sky So when I view my sins, […]