Author Archives: Scott William Bryant

A Prayer for the Stranger (On Fear, Love and the Island of Lesbos)

This morning, as we come before the cross – as we come to once again consider the bread and the wine, the body, the blood – we come with the awareness that a chaotic, surging wave of people is breaking … Continue reading

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On Black and White Economic Discrepancies

As we all continue to try to make sense of the racially polarized conversation that is developing in our culture, I am finding my reading of Emerson and Smith’s Divided By Faith to be helpful.  In particular, I found the excerpt … Continue reading

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On Black and White Marriage

In light of the recent events in Ferguson Missouri and in light of the death of Eric Garner, I have decided to re-visit an insightful book I discovered nearly a decade ago.  In the passage cited below, Emerson and Smith … Continue reading

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Books That Made a Notable Impression in 2014

By nature, top ten lists are as personal and as arbitrary as they are peculiar and contextual.  One individual’s “great read” is another person’s doorstop, and vice versa.  What’s more, why limit a list of great books to ten?  Why … Continue reading

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American Christians and a Community of Goods

“Tell me then, how is it that you are rich? From whom did you receive it, and from whom did he transmit it to you? From his father and his grandfather. But can you, ascending through many generations, show the … Continue reading

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And I Must Be an Acrobat: (Lent Day #3)

For nearly three decades now, I have lived with the music of U2 as a near constant companion on my journey as a believer.  Unlike most of the other popular “Christian” bands that have come and gone, the music of … Continue reading

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“The Lego Movie” Review

If I may be so bold, let me suggest how viewing this movie is going to go for you.  As you take your seat in the theater, you’re honestly going to be a bit worried that you’ve just dropped serious … Continue reading

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