About this blog

CLee portrait1 June2013 medGreetings, and welcome to Squinting through Fog (AKA The Fog Blog).  My name is Cameron Lee, and my “day job” is Professor of Family Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, a post I’ve held since 1986.  I also serve as a teaching pastor, conduct marriage enrichment workshops, and direct a seminary-sponsored initiative designed to help get relationship tools and ideas into the hands of local congregations.

Here comes the disclaimer: this blog does not officially represent the views of either the seminary or the church.  It began as a place to reflect and record my thoughts after the death of my father.  Since then, these posts have evolved into a personal spiritual discipline: a kaleidoscopic mix of journal, essay, rant, and even the occasional commentary on movies or sports. 

The name of the blog comes from Eugene Peterson’s paraphrase of 1 Cor 13:12 in The Message: “We don’t yet see things clearly.  We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist.  But it won’t be long before the weather clears…”  The blog is thus devoted to attempts at faithful “squinting,” to exercising Christian imagination in the midst of the ambiguous journey we call life.

The writing has become something of a small ministry in its own right, for which I am grateful.  If you like what you’ve read, you can support the ministry by subscribing (for free, of course!) to automatically receive future posts by email, or by referring others whom you think might be interested.  You can also troll through the archives from previous months.  The blog is public, so feel free to leave comments: I’d love to hear your thoughts.

If you wish to contact me directly, you can do so at cameron@fuller.edu.

Thanks for visiting!

8 thoughts on “About this blog

  1. Cameron,
    Recently your blog referred to the common misuse of Romans 8:28. I don’t think I “got it.” Could you expound on that a little? An email response (if you have time) would be perfect.

    Blessings,

    Miriam

    1. Hi, Miriam. I’ve responded by email, but will post here briefly as well. My basic concern is that sometimes people take the verse (“God causes all things to work together for good…”) out of context. They use it as generic encouragement, as if to say “Everything will work out fine.” And that’s true–but in context, Paul is not saying that things will work out for good in the sufferer’s lifetime, but in God’s cosmic plan for the restoration of all creation. In the meantime, we “groan” with Paul, and the Spirit groans with us, as we await the glorious completion of that divine work. That’s the Christian hope we are called to embrace with patience.

      1. Amen to that. The typical misquote I hear is “All things work out together for MY good” rather than for “God’s good” (which is ultimately my good, but not necessarily while I’m alive on earth where people can “kill the body.”).

  2. Hi Cameron! I’m so glad I happened upon your blog. You might remember my speaking to a couple of your classes a decade ago. I’m in the process of finishing in MA in Theology at Concordia and preparing to see what God has in store next. Glad to be back in touch. Blessings on your “brain dump”:)

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