εὔσπλαγχνος- Lost in translation

In this week's readings, we find ourselves in Ephesians 4, listening to Paul's encouragement in "Christian Living" (as the inspired sub-heading tells us.) As we are discussing the finer theological merits of the passage, one person speaks out and asks, "What does that word 'tenderhearted' mean in the Greek?" 32 and be kind to one another,…

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Creating Space: a Contemplative Practice

DON’T RUN! I promise this isn’t a weird, touchy-feely kind of post. We tend to get a little skeptical when we hear that word, “contemplative.” I promise, wherever that discomfort comes from, I’m not going there. Over the summer I had an incredible opportunity to spend time in Albuquerque at a conference hosted by Richard…