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יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל*repost

by Tyler Dirks

Let’s think about the motion picture Nacho Libre. The film is loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta (“Friar Storm”, a.k.a. Rev. Sergio Gutiérrez Benítez), a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a masked luchador and competed in order to support the orphanage he directed. There are a few things […]

Excerpts From The Gospel of Mark

by Tyler Dirks

I briskly traversed through the Gospel of Mark this morning. I normally progress ploddingly through the Γέγραπται, but sometimes it’s helpful to conduct a sprightly trot through a gospel in order to obtain a better sense of the surplus and sundry instances of Jesus offending people. It is absolutely vital that we come to grips […]

Book Recommendation

by Tyler Dirks

The Holy Spirit has been compelling me to see that the most optimal context for making disciples is the OUTDOORS (e.g. constructive conversation around a fire pit, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, spelunking, etc.), and in the everyday mundane chores, and ORDINARY routines and rituals of normal life. As it pertains to THE ORDINARY, I commend […]

That’s What He Said

by Tyler Dirks

I was recently looking over some of the stuff that God says. Here’s some of the stuff He says… “What can be known about Me is plain to everyone, because I have shown it to them. My invisible attributes, namely, My eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of […]

Ruth Limerick

by Tyler Dirks

Boaz was taken Ruth brought home the bacon The optics were bad Naomi was sad From such scandal God did David maken

Dogs

by Tyler Dirks

To obtain maximum appreciation of this analogy you will need to partake of Wes Anderson’s 2018 film Isle of Dogs. If you haven’t already seen this film, it is heartily suggested that you (a) postpone your reading of this correspondence, cancel your plans for the next 1h 41m, watch the film, and then resume reading; […]

Your Secret Life

by Tyler Dirks

“When you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” – Jesus of Nazareth Use the space below to write or doodle the details of your secret life:

Be Like Birds

by Tyler Dirks

G.K. Chesterton said, “People have fallen into a foolish habit of speaking of orthodoxy as something heavy, humdrum, and safe. But the fact is, there never was anything so perilous or so exciting as orthodoxy.”   We are infatuated with “the praise & attention of man.” We anchor our identity and our sense of meaning […]

Be Holy

by Tyler Dirks

I was having breakfast with Carlos at Sunrise Restaurant this morning. And I was like, “So what you got going on these days?” And he was like, “I’m going to the mountains with my comrades to consider how to be holy, for God is holy (1 Peter 1:16).” And I asked, “What misconceptions come to […]