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Youversion just became my go to bible app.

October 31, 2011

Youversion just became my go-to bible application on my android. I’ve been playing around with it for a couple of months but i wasn’t sold on it. Mainly because i wasn’t able to access it offline and because it was very slow – i’d try to access a passage in church and the reader would […]

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My guiding principle for engaging with the arts and culture

September 22, 2011

It’s not just my guiding principle for engaging with the arts and culture, it is how I determine what to surround myself with.It’s not some work of philosophy or pithy 19th c saying, though i do love William Morris’ rule about everything in one’s home being beautiful and useful, this is more intrinsic. It’s also […]

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Some Thoughts on Christian books and Profanity

September 16, 2011

So, I’ve made no bones about my suspicion of  the label “christian books” to describe any books, especially novels; mainly because it speaks to a set of assumptions about a moral code that may or may not be what the book is about or may lead a reader to overstretch and read into a text […]

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Illuminations: the visual word

September 16, 2011

I’m beyond excited to be able to point you towards a guest contribution by Makoto Fujimura on Transpositions today. It’s the final post in the symposium in honour of the 400th anniversary of the KJV Bible. I’m pretty proud of the collection of posts for this symposium. It’s satisfying to see something like this come […]

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Word Up: Going Viral with Transpositions

September 15, 2011

Yeah, I know. That title is all kind of pun-tastic. But, hey, comparing the Viral Bible Project which is one of the projects I’m talking about in my post today on Transpositions to the bout of post-viral fatigue I’m still dealing with just didn’t seem like something I wanted to do…. Thanking me yet? See, […]

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Why it bugs me when “the church” tells me how to be a woman

September 15, 2011

For the philosophers among you, I forewarn, this is a strawman argument. It really bugs me when the church tells me how to be a woman and then tries to tell me that there’s only one way to be a good Christian woman – I especially get a little bent out of shape when Proverbs […]

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Get Real

September 12, 2011

Or maybe that should be “getting” real. I’m trying to “get” real. I mean I am real. But I’ve struggled with the balance of this project, Goannatree, as a space where I do write about my professional interests in theology and the arts, and literature, and photography, and writing and teaching in the university context. […]

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Will My Resume get me in trouble some day?; Starbucks, TOMS, Global Leadership Summit & Petitions

August 12, 2011

I admire innovative forms of social protest. I think they are helping to promote conversation on a much broader scale. But there’s some things that have been troubling me of late about the ease with which someone’s character can be called into question by calling into question their “associations” and their speaking engagements. Last night […]

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Why I’m not interested in doorknocking for Jesus

August 8, 2011

When I was in Waco I often had people share their sad stories with me and ask for cash at the door of my second floor apartment. I didn’t like the pushy men who made me feel unsafe and had to learn to be rather forthright about them leaving and keeping my screen-door locked. I […]

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Transposing labels: faith, church and “Christian” books

August 3, 2011

In the third post in this series looking back over my last year of articles on Transpositions,I offer articles on “Christian” books,  labels – whether they be disciplinary or mere convenience, and the hope of the poetry of Les Murray and Malcolm Guite.     Faith, Hope and Poetry: A Review Transposition is very much what […]

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