Good Bones

Good Bones

Looking for a house is an exhausting endeavor. Having moved a few times, I’ve logged enough hours to reflect. First impression is powerful – a painted front door, open spaces, fragrant aroma. I knew by how a house smelled whether my wife would like it or not. She could sniff a house and know if it would do.  I was never able to talk her into a fixer-upper. It didn’t matter what my “vision of what this could become” was; it just didn’t smell right.

A friend of ours was also looking for a house. As he surveyed the available real estate, he was careful to look beyond the surface features of the house – the paint, the wallpaper, the carpet, the drapes, the smell. He was interested in the foundation and the load bearing walls. I was amused by his insistence that the house have “good bones.” All the rest could be altered, but you live with the structure of the bones.

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What Am I Thankful For?

What Am I Thankful For?

I just finished submitting the manuscript for my next book. It is titled, The Way We Work: A Christian Theology of Human Labor.

I find myself thinking these days about the work we do on a Christian campus. The work is challenging, formational, never-ending, and future-making. I think our God is vitally interested in the spiritual formation and maturation of the next generation of Christians, especially during the years that they are most prone to leave their childhood faith.

So to answer my own question, I am thankful for meaningful work to do at Trevecca. We are participating with God in creating the future.

And I am also thankful for friends like you who make this possible.

May your Thanksgiving reflect deep gratitude to God,
Dan Boone