Banana Spirituality

Unless it’s called a “sport,” I’m not much into playing games. But when Sharon and I went on a day trip to Williamstown, Mass. recently, we stumbled upon a game that’s got us hooked. It’s called Bananagrams.  Someone has described Bananagrams as “Scrabble on steroids.” Instead of everyone working on the same crossword, each player works on their own…Read more »

A Questionable Rest

A couple of days ago I came across this paragraph in a book on Old Testament theology I’m reading by John Goldingay (you know, some light summer reading). I think we need to consider what Goldingay says in order to gain a deeper, more nuanced understanding of what it means to “rest:”


How’s your Sabbath going? No, I didn’t get my days mixed up during vacation. But I did read something while I was away that got me thinking: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). I know: nothing new here. I’m guessing most of you…Read more »