A Reading Life (pt 9): Manuscript Melancholy

By Joe LaGuardia By the time I graduated college and entered seminary, I burned out on biblical academia.  The start of the my three-year Masters of Divinity program was the next step towards ministry, but I was not interested in the work or for working in ministry in general.  Its not that I abandoned myContinue reading “A Reading Life (pt 9): Manuscript Melancholy”

The Mystics and the “Middles” of Life

By Joe LaGuardia I attend a Baptist pastor’s meeting every so often in which we have a time of prayer, as well as listen to a one-hour presentation from a guest speaker. There is always a speaker, and although it is meaningful, we are never left to talk among ourselves—to share, to compare notes, toContinue reading “The Mystics and the “Middles” of Life”