A Shout

Poetry

From the falling form of an intricate vase water was freed, each flowing cluster and drop a complexity of light, color and motion spilling…

Silence and Beauty (Makoto Fujimura)

Books

Quiet Wonder It is possible to get through life by skimming over the surface of reality. Most things in the world of advanced modernity…

The Porter’s Gate Work Songs (2017)

Music

We Labor Unto Glory Add up the hours spent on our job (whatever it is) and the myriad tasks (whatever they are) that must…

Silence (Martin Scorcese, 2016)

Movies

The silence beyond all enduring I read Shusaku Endo’s novel Silence a few years after it was first published in English in 1969. I…

Sapiens (Yuval Harari, 2015) and Homo Deus (Yuval Harari, 2017)

Books

A Secular Story Yuval Noah Harari, who teaches world history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, knows the importance of myth and story. Ideas,…

When We Wonder How to Pray

Books

I make my living with words. Still, I often run out of them at just the wrong moment. More accurately, I find myself unable…

Technology and the Biblical Story

Community / Culture / Discernment / Maturity and Flourishing

Years ago, as a young engineer recently graduated from school and sitting in a cubical farm, I recall wondering, “What does the Gospel have…

Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins, 2017)

Movies

A Discussion Guide Backstory: the Creation of Wonder Woman Wonder Woman was originally the brainchild of Dr. William Moulon Marston (1893-1947), a Harvard educated…

Light in a Darkened Room

Books / Movies

When I teach on film and have the chance to recommend books I always include the ones written by Roy Anker. In fact, I…

Race in America: A Conversation

Community / Culture / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

Reading the World—interview of Luke Bobo on Race in America “To love your neighbor as yourself,” Christopher Wright says in The Mission of God,…