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The God Who Has Tears…

Several years ago I had a note from a friend, Mako Fujimura, who heard that I was speaking in New York City, and wondered if I would be able to see him in his gallery. The 400th anniversary of the … more »

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Visions of Vocation: A Curated Conversation

It is a strange grace to have my students read my work— but they do, year after year, taking it in, learning more about me, even as they learn more about the world and their place in it. This week … more »

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Gary Black on Why “Silence” Matters at Christmas

Now, but not yet. Everyone everywhere, sons of Adam and daughters of Eve that we are, sees the same world, and tries to make sense. We don’t have to be philosophers to do that; in fact sometimes philosophers miss it … more »

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WINDOWS INTO WAITING

Contributors from all over America reflect on the theme of longing and silence in their experiences of the Advent season. more »

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Culture is Upstream from Politics: 50 Responses

When I was a boy, my grandfather and I spent summers buying cattle throughout Colorado. Mostly of course, he was the buyer, but there were moments when, with a certain twinkle in his eye, he would let me be the … more »

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Gerard Manley Hopkins

“It is not only prayer that gives God glory but work. Smiting on an anvil, sawing a beam, whitewashing a wall, driving horses, sweeping, scouring, everything gives God some glory if being in his grace you do it as your … more »

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Dancing Through Visions of Vocation

Judi Daniels began reading our offerings in the last year or so, and this past fall came to a retreat where I was speaking at the Laity Lodge in Texas. See this for more on that. With a friend, she … more »

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Dancing Through Visions of Vocation

Judi Daniels began reading our offerings in the last year or so, and this past fall came to a retreat where I was speaking at the Laity Lodge in Texas. See this for more on that. With a friend, she … more »

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Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Finding the framework isn’t as easy as it may sound.  Truth is, there are many frameworks out there, all beckoning that they will give meaning to the mundane, that they will make all the activities of life make sense.  We … more »

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Finding the Framework

Why do we do all these things we do? The framework, the structure – that’s what I see missing in most churches.  All the activity is there, but not the reason why.  There are Bible studies, sermons, prayer groups, meal chains, … more »

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