Reflections & Reviews

A Life Worth Living

“It would have been better if I’d never been born at all” – George Bailey George Bailey’s iconic utterance, stands as a denial of his greatest gift, his life. His contemplation of suicide is a dismissal of his vocation, especially … more »

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Benefit of the Doubt: An Interview with Greg Boyd

Gregory Boyd is Senior Pastor of Woodland Hills Church and President of ReKnew. We talked about his recent book Benefit of the Doubt: Breaking the Idol of Certainty. This conversation has been edited for print. Adam Joyce: Tell me about why … more »

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Comparative Liturgical Studies

A friend of yours stands at the end of college and has little idea what to do next. She is qualified to do many things, but in the end accepts an associateship with an investment bank. She moves and begins … more »

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The Power of One?

Perhaps you remember when the Army marketing tagline changed a few years ago from “Be All That You Can Be” to “An Army of One.” Every senior Army officer or NCO who talked on or off the record seemed to … more »

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Come & See Reflections

What follows are a few reflections by three attendees—Joel Loeb, Robert Burns, and Brian Gray—of the Come & See Vocation Conference. Each of them grapple and reflect on what a holistic view God’s calling means for the communities they are … more »

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A Transfigured Home: A Review of The Little Way of Ruthie Leming

The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life, is a heartbreaking and beautiful book. The Little Way is Rod Dreher’s brilliant memoir of his sister’s terrible fight with lung … more »

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Amidst Criticism, the Call to Care for Orphans

When Amber Howard decided to become an adoptive and foster care parent, the last thing she thought she would encounter was judgment. “A lot of people out there are fostering because they feel called to it, but they get looked … more »

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Learning by Indwelling

Keep on keeping on. In my dropped-out years in the early 1970s, I spent a year in a commune in the Bay Area of California. One of the posters of that counter-cultural moment-in-the-sun was of a very hip-looking guy with … more »

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A Story of Healing

Ray Blunt has worked in public service for 35 years, stewarding large ideas including public policy and strategic planning. His life mission and vocation for the past 20 years—“To help grow the next generation of servant leaders.” Larry Bergstrom practices … more »

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Wounds that Heal the World

One day, John knew, Heaven would come down and mend God’s broken world and make it our true, perfect home once again.  And he knew, in some mysterious way that would be hard to explain, that everything was going to … more »

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