Monthly Archives: June 2018

Practicing the Better: Gathering the Fragments

​There is much more that we could explore about practicing the better from the perspective of the Old Testament, but creation, covenant, and sabbath are sufficient to reveal the recurring dynamics of light, life, and love.  The trajectory is set … Continue reading

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Practicing the Better: Covenant Goodness

​The Covenant continues the light, life and love set down in the creation, with sabbath being a key means for sustaining all three things in our lives. Light–Israel was to receive God’s light and to be a light to the … Continue reading

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Practicing the Better: Sabbath #5

​The rest we find in sabbath and the restoration it provides enable us to return to the regular responsibilities with a sense of freshness and invigoration.  Sabbath is not an end, but rather a recurring means to the end of … Continue reading

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Practicing the Better: Sabbath #4

​The restoration sabbath also includes the re-establishment of rhythm–the pace of grace we noted a few posts back.  It is the rhythm of engagement and abstinence, working and resting. Dallas Willard took the principle I gleaned from Susan Muto and … Continue reading

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