Archive for June 2008


June 18, 2008

Well, Tiger Woods did it again, bum knee and all. (Lakers didn’t — bummer. But congrats to those of you who are Celtics fans. The best team won.) On Monday, while Tiger was playing his playoff round, I called my sister in California about the upcoming Scheenstra family reunion. After I boasted about my going seven miles on my Trikke the previous afternoon, as has been the case since I was a year old and she was still in my mother’s womb, Linda set me straight again about who was the real athlete in the family. (more…)

The Ministry of Listening

June 12, 2008

Do you consider yourself a good listener? James writes: “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry…(1:19). I’d appreciate hearing any thoughts you have about what you think makes for a good listener (or, for that matter, a poor listener). (more…)

We Can Only

June 10, 2008

I admit that I have a sort of love/hate relationship with poetry. I like it when it makes me think; I don’t like it when it makes me feel stupid; for example, for not having a PhD in literature and consequently not knowing the “code.” (Come to think of it, maybe that’s how some people feel about reading Scripture.) (more…)

Pausing Over “Meno”

June 3, 2008

Jesus said, “Abide in me, and I will abide in you” (John 15:4). At least, that’s how I memorized this verse. I figured that if this was how a modern and erudite translation like the New Revised Standard Version rendered Jesus’ words, I couldn’t be too far off the mark. But now I’m beginning to wonder. (more…)