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Jeff Munroe

Jeff Munroe

Jeff Munroe is the editor of the Reformed Journal and, in addition to being the author of the best-selling book Reading Buechner: Exploring the Work of a Master Memoirist, Novelist, Theologian, and Preacher, is also a poet, blogger, and essayist. His work has appeared in Christianity Today, The Christian Century, US Catholic, and The Reformed Journal.
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Devotionals

Nebuchadnezzar’s Folly

Read: Daniel 3:1-30 Fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. (v. 5) I owe a debt to Jeff Barker of Northwestern College, whose theater

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Baldhead and the Youths

Read: 2 Kings 2:23-25 Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead! (v. 23) This story definitely was not in my family’s Bible storybook! It’s often seen as an embarrassment,

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A Story about Trust

Read: 1 Samuel 17:1-54 For the battle is the LORD’s. (v. 47) David and Goliath featured prominently in my children’s Bible storybook. David was a boy, after all, and Goliath

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Rahab’s Legacy

Read: Joshua 2:1-12 I know that the LORD has given you the land. (v. 9) Sometimes it takes hundreds of years for a story to pay off. The book of

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A Snowball Effect

Read: Exodus 3:19-22; 32:1-6 And he received the gold . . . and made a golden calf. (Exodus 32:4) Have you ever wondered where the recently enslaved people of Israel,

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Careful What You Wish For

Read: Exodus 3:1-15 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” (v. 14) Mystery abounds here: I don’t know why the bush didn’t burn up or what exactly the

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Not Just the Coat

Read: Genesis 37:1-36 And he made him a robe of many colors. (v. 3) I sang songs from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat almost 50 years ago when I

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Jacob at the Jabbok

Read: Genesis 32:22-32 And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. (v. 24) This is the ultimate inexhaustible story. I’ve read books, commentaries, sermons, and articles

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The Con Man Gets Conned

Read: Genesis 29:15-30 Behold, it was Leah! (v. 25) My friend the used car salesman once said to me, “You have to take advantage of your friends because your enemies

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