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Jesse James DeConto

Blog Posts by Jesse James DeConto

Posted by Jesse James DeConto 51 weeks 2 days ago
When I was seven years old in the mid-‘80s, Mom started taking my brother Marco and me to Grace Bible Baptist Church and School in rural New Hampshire. We’d pass by all these well-attended, high-...
Posted by Jesse James DeConto 1 year 32 weeks ago
I read a lot of Trinitarian theology last semester at Duke Divinity school, most of it trying to discern how believing in a Triune God might affect the way people of different religious faiths relate...
Posted by Jesse James DeConto 1 year 33 weeks ago
This past year, I’ve been working out of my house, something like a stay-at-home dad, what with the after-school hours and school holidays and such. All day, everyday – or at least whenever I get up...
Posted by Jesse James DeConto 1 year 36 weeks ago
Lent is a time when we try to identify with our own weakness, so since we are about to start the Church’s penitent season, it was shocking to read Virgilio Elizondo’s account of how a...
Posted by Jesse James DeConto 1 year 37 weeks ago
I wonder if God reads the Bible. I mean, what we’re trying to do when we read the text is to understand it the way God understands it, right? I grew up in fundamentalist churches where biblical...