Archive for January, 2012

  • Desiring the Kingdom

    January 22, 2012
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    In his book, “Desiring the Kingdom”, James K. A. Smith suggests that we are not primarily ‘brains on a stick’ or thinking beings, but rather we are ‘desiring’ and loving beings. Regardless of what we claim to believe, we do what we love.  Our identity is shaped by what we love as ultimate, “what at the end of the day gives us a sense of meaning, purpose, understanding, and orientation.” 

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    A couple of days before the end of the year I asked a friend, “So, how was 2011 for you?”  He replied with a sigh, “I just want 2012 to get here.  I’m ready for a smooth, normal year with no bumps.”  I laughed.  “What is normal?”