Author Archives: jamiestowell

About jamiestowell

writer, theologian, lover of conversation that leads to action.

Getting In Front of God

I’ve been reading 2 Samuel lately because I taught through 1 Samuel last fall and I love a good sequel. I won’t be teaching on this one in the next year or so, so this is just for fun.  2 … Continue reading

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Easter’s Audaciousness

There was a funny Facebook question going around about a year ago: “Describe your job in a funny way without using your title. Mine was, “I talk to people and explain the same book over and over again to people … Continue reading

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Mandy- 7 years; I have a Babadook in My Basement.

Every year since my friend Mandy was killed while biking home from work, I’ve written a short reflection about her and her life on April 30. This helps me not only remember her but tend to the grief that I … Continue reading

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Winter’s Woo

You hate me already. You read the title and you thought of all the reasons why you hate winter and you’re waiting to see what sort of malarkey I come with to defend the season that most people have a … Continue reading

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Aslan is on the Move

Aslan is on the move. As I was reading Joshua this morning, these words from CS Lewis were awoken from the recesses of my memory and refreshed my heart. Joshua begins, “After the death of Moses…” Their leader was dead, … Continue reading

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Longing for Sunday on Saturday

I recently moved and I can tell you that I drew little “plans” for my new apartment. I lived in my last place for four years- four very full years.  That apartment held Christmas parties, dozens, (maybe hundreds?) of dinners … Continue reading

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Forgive us Our Debts as We Forgive Our Debtors

Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors- Day of Prayer reflection for chapel I woke up 15 minutes late already and was out too late last night writing a paper. I stumble half blind into my kitchen, the … Continue reading

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