DO NOT ARCHIVE

Many Good Lenten Resources

“A Missio Lent” is our modest offering to you in the Lenten season, but there are many other good resources available to you — the plugged-in reader — to assist you in observing Lent. As we come across them, we’ll … more »

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Beyoncé Striking a Chord

If last night during the Grammy Awards you were, like I was, moved by Beyoncé’s performance of “Precious Lord,” you may have wandered, like I did, how this song came to capture such a depth of emotion. After a bit … more »

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The Clown of God

As a mother, I’m often on the lookout for books that capture ideas in ways that children can immediately apprehend. I’ve found few books that capture the idea of vocation–its joys and burdens, its brilliant light and its darker shadows–than … more »

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It’s hard to be a good man, and sometimes even harder to find a good movie. Last night I spent too long looking for a film to watch on my flight across the country. While I have books to read, … more »

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Wounds and Scars

“The wounds had healed, but the scars would be mine forever.” For most of my life I have thought about the relationship of wounds and scars, living with my own– and knowing that the scars do last, maybe not forever, … more »

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A Good Conversation Remembered

As I write I am on a train from New York to Washington, a trip I first made when I was about 21. The day before I had flown back from Europe, where I had spent some months. And that … more »

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Jesus IS the Good News

It’s a beautiful and encouraging thing, isn’t it, that the first ones to receive the good news of Jesus’ birth were, well, so normal, humble in fact? “And there were shepherds, abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock … more »

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Resting in Delight

I don’t rest well. I never have. My mind is pretty rest-less, actually. Though I might physically find time or a place to rest, my mind likely isn’t; the effects of which have included insomnia, tendinitis, and anxiety, each of which have made a point to sprout up into my life in their respective seasons. According to The New York Times columnist, T. M. Luhrmann, this … more »

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Rest to the Glory of God

Many people discuss, think about, or acknowledge that Christians are to work unto the LORD. It is an ideal, a doctrine even embraced by our world most probably because of how great a portion of our time is given to … more »

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