Tag Archives: Silence

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On “Silence” and More

“But did he hear their screams?” My wife Meg is named after two martyrs who lost their lives during the horrible “killing times” of Scotland in the 17th-century. Two Margarets, one an older woman and the other a girl, were … 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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Missio on Gen. 3: I Once Was Blind…: The Visual Effects of the Fall

“I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.” John Newton, “Amazing Grace” The Fall crippled our vision in two ways: it blinded us to the glory of God born in us and in the … more »

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Maybe Mary’s Right, but Martha’s Me

Although I’ve read the story of Mary and Martha many times, I’ve never found it to be one of my favorite stories in the Bible. I’ve never really asked myself why it bothers me, but I know that it does. … more »

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Who Are We, Anyway?

“What are the Japanese peasants looking for in me? These people who live and work and die like beasts find for the first time in our teaching a path in which they can cast away the fetters that bind them…. … more »

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Hearing God in the Practice of Silence

In late October, some two dozen-plus people retreated to Corhaven, a farm in the Shenandoah Valley. The home of Bill and Tara Haley, it was designed as a “place to meet God…a place to be met by God.” Many of … more »

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