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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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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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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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What’s Wrong with “Do What You Love”?

  We’ve said it for so long to graduating college seniors it’s become almost gospel. Do what you love. Do what you’re passionate about. Don’t settle for just a job. Follow your dreams. But is this wisdom or just hot … more »

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On Toronto’s Sidewalks: A Spirituality of Place and the Built Environment

This is a re-post of the original interview, posted on April 16, 2013 by Laura Merzig Fabrycky Born in Finland and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Heikki Walden is a residential real estate agent in Toronto who blogs at City Positive, where … more »

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When “Is” is not “Ought”

We are, in the words of David Dark, artisans of the possible – hopeful for what could and should be in the world.[1] We’re uncomfortable with the status quo and understand the responsibility of cultural renewal. Sounds nice, but how … more »

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Sounds of Christmas: An Interview with Wen Reagan

Wen Reagan is a doctoral candidate at Duke University where he is finishing a dissertation on the cultural history of contemporary worship music in America. He also serves as the music director at Christ Community Church in Chapel Hill, NC … more »

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The Art of Good Questions

In a recent interview late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien and musician Jack White discussed how their Catholic upbringings shaped how they accept praise. This topic quickly gave way to White discussing the importance of questioning one’s beliefs. He said … more »

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A Lifetime of Liturgies

Editor’s Note: For this article Steve Garber asked longtime friend Virginia Watson to reflect on her life and the liturgies that have kept her faith and love alive over a lifetime. All of my granddaughter Virginia’s life I have given her presents … more »

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Fed by Friendship

I don’t eat on my knees, but maybe I should. Sitting down is so comfortable, that I sometimes lose track of time reclining leisurely at my table. All the time spent on my couch probably takes away from time I could be spending at … more »

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