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A Gift from Jeff Taylor – A Worker’s Prayer

Some number of months ago, maybe even a year now, I was speaking at an event in which Buddy Green and Jeff Taylor were the guest musicians.  (Buddy wrote the incredible song “Mary Did You Know?” and Jeff has recorded … more »

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Unconnected in a World of Digital Connections – Part 3: Trinity, Idolatry, Twitter, and Facebook

In the current blog series on communication technologies, we have sought to bring attention to the way in which the specific form of communication influences both the content and user. This is to say that when technology is used as … more »

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Unconnected in a World of Digital Connections – Part 2: We made Twitter, but it also makes us…

The average American spends unprecedented amounts of time in front of digital screens each day. The Guardian recently reported that in 2014 one trillion photos were taken across the globe, including an estimated 30 billion selfies. Over the last century, … more »

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Unconnected in a World of Digital Connections – Part I

Can you imagine a world in which the only means of communication were verbal speech and non-verbal gestures—a world in which there were no alphabetic letters, reading/writing, digital media, or other electronic means of sending messages to people? What effects … more »

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Living in Our Limits

Failed dreams. I have spent the last three years as a Christian campus worker, sitting at tables, drinking coffee, and consoling high-caliber students who believe they are watching their dreams and goals slip away before their eyes. I’m failing chemistry! … more »

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Living In and Stepping Out of Privilege, Part 2

I wrote last week’s discussion concerning privilege and racial reconciliation with no idea of the events of Wednesday, June 17 at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. We mourn with our brothers and sisters who lost their friends and family … more »

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Living In and Stepping Out of Privilege, Part 1

“Justice is our worship in action.”  These are the words of Mark Reddy, Executive Producer of The Justice Conference, and I am only beginning to learn what they mean. Many have gone before me and I want to learn, so … more »

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A Father’s Prayer

This is a re-post of the original, posted on September 16, 2014 by Laura Merzig Fabrycky. Thanks to a friend of mine who resides in the Middle East, I recently learned about an amazing prayer written by the late Right … more »

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Designing Visual Grammar: An Interview with Nathan Klose

This is a re-post of the original interview, posted on July 3, 2014 by Adam Joyce Missio interviewed Nathan Klose about his work designing spaces as the Creative Director of Books-A-Million / 2nd & Charles. Adam Joyce: What makes a good … more »

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Architecture as Peacemaking

Every summer, the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) brings together practitioners from around the world interested in augmenting their training in peace and conflict transformation. This year, a new course was offered on architecture and … more »

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