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I’ve been reading Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics, by Samuel Wells, in my theology class. So far (I’m only on chapter 3), I love it. The basic point of the book is that we are called to live a life, rooted in the community of the church, in which God cultivates us in certain virtues. Our life and interaction in/with the world should be as a people shaped by these God-cultivated characteristics (basically a Christian virtue ethic). Continue reading


40 days of misery

I have never participated in Lent. Actually, I don’t think I even knew what it was until my mid-20’s. It probably took another five years or so until I decided I wasn’t against it, but even then I remained deeply skeptical. I just didn’t understand it. Most of the churches I have participated in weren’t big into the liturgical calendar— so the whole thing sounded foreign. Continue reading