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The Week in the Reformed Journal: Being our Best

The Week in the Reformed Journal: Being our Best
By Jeff Munroe, Editor • Issue #71 • View online
Dear Friends,
May I speak frankly about the comments our posts generate? I try (sometimes successfully) not to dwell on the negative ones. One strategy might be to ignore them, but I can’t, since Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell and I are the people who approve them. We almost approve everything, unless it is vile or not connected to our content. Overall, I enjoy the comments, and find myself energized reading the positive ones. More than that, I appreciate it when a post generates a lot of interest. Two posts stuck out that way this week.
First was Tom Boogaart’s lead essay, “We Are Better Than This.” Tom patiently walked through a Reformed approach to biblical interpretation that many of you resonated deeply with. It’s an important article, and I hope you took a look at it.

We Are Better Than This
Dana VanderLugt’s blog piece about her “young” grandmother, “Roller Skates and Blue Dresses,” also struck a chord. Many of the comments simply were about how well-written and beautiful the piece was, which I concur with. 
Roller Skates and Blue Dresses
That piece wasn’t your only chance to read Dana this week. She also wrote a review of Glory in the Margins: Sunday Poems by Nikki Grimes. (Remember that we published a podcast interview with Nikki Grimes last week.) Keeping track of the podcasts and reviews in addition to our blog, poetry, essays, and Around the Web articles is a reason to bookmark our home page.
Glory in the Margins: Sunday Poems
Speaking of the podcast and the blog, we published another interview with one of our bloggers, this time with Jared Ayers. Jared is the pastor of a Presbyterian church in North Palm Beach, Florida, just a mile or two away from a private golf club development you may have heard of. I had a good time talking with Jared about how he navigates our polarized times pastorally, as well as his background and varied influences. 
Finally, why not take the advice offered in a poem by a woman in a Catholic order? Sister Lou Ella Hickman’s poem “spring” ends with “discover everything,” which I hope you’ll do with our entries this week.
egyptian dawn
Blessed Reading,
Jeff Munroe
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Jeff Munroe, Editor

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