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Michael Dechane

Michael Dechane is a poet, videographer, and formally trained public speaker. He is a student in Seattle Pacific University’s low-residency MFA program. His poetry is forthcoming in Saint Katherine Review. A native Floridian and current resident of St. Petersburg, he spends a great deal of time in the saltwater or spring-fed rivers of his childhood.

How to Unlock the Bible’s Poetry
July 9th, 2018

How to Unlock the Bible’s Poetry

Michael Dechane

Philip Yancey’s book, The Bible Jesus Read , was a helpful and inspiring guide for me when I began reading the Bible and found myself struggling to engage with the Old Testament. His reflections helped me find a foothold to begin reading the prophets and wisdom literature. One ...

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Engage Your Heart and Mind with Scripture While at Work
May 28th, 2018

Engage Your Heart and Mind with Scripture While at Work

Michael Dechane

When I imagine Jesus working alongside Joseph, learning his father’s trade as a carpenter, I wonder how much they talked. Woodworking has always been a noisy business, and that makes conversation hard. Imagine, though, how important those times of working and talking together must have been as Jesus was ...

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How to Find a Companion for Your Scripture Reading
May 14th, 2018

How to Find a Companion for Your Scripture Reading

Michael Dechane

One afternoon around lunch one of my oldest and best friends walked up to my desk at work with a book. Without preamble, he handed it to me, already opened to page 8, and said, “I think you should read this.” I did. In the space of the next ...

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