All Resources by Toby J. Sumpter

The Aesthetics of Prophecy

Toby J. Sumpter
The Aesthetics of Prophecy
Beauty is all the rage. You can’t get three sentences in modern theology without tripping over words like “aesthetics” and “beauty” and “Christianity and the arts.” And in many ways this is a welcome shift. The several-century Christian retreat from…
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Blessings Too Big

Toby J. Sumpter
Blessings Too Big
Recently, my son (age 2) looked up at his big sister (age 5) sitting on the bathroom counter next to the sink, raised his little arms and said confidently, “Jump my arms! My catch wu!” [Let the reader be aware…
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The Thumbtack of Faith

Toby J. Sumpter
At bottom, the difference between faith in God and all other alternatives is a choice: to believe or not to believe. But this is no blind leap of faith. Faith is not irrational. Faith is not insanity. Faith is not…
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Glory Dust

Toby J. Sumpter
We are inextricably embedded in this world, in the material world. The wind scrapes our faces as much as the branches of low hanging trees. Words and images ricochet through space and time like chisels swung against marble, chipping, shaping…
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