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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…

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,…

When to Argue or Not

Community / Discernment / Pluralistic World

Sometimes I swear it feels like everyone has become the worst sort of fundamentalist: quick to argue, slow to listen, no, unable to listen,…

Excerpt: Mink River (Bryan Doyle, 2010)

Books / Community / Spirituality

The Nun’s Funeral The old nun’s funeral was held at dawn, in accordance with her specific wish that her life be celebrated as holy…

Can We End Well and Enjoy Coffee, Too?

Community / Creation / Ordinary Life / Safe Place

Dear Friends, Although I’m dedicating this letter to Katy B. who has begun a dangerous journey, please come along, all of you, for none…

Letter to My Students

Culture / Ordinary Life / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

Dear Students, I’ll tell you about two key moments in my life. They came close together. I think I was seventeen. I’m not sure…

When you get old, who will you be?

Ordinary Life / Safe Place / Spirituality

What in life sustains us for the long trip to the end of our days? Sometimes a stream of despair causes me to doubt…

You are a promise breaker

Ordinary Life

Poised Taupe Gradually the wall colors of House Between have been changing from real-estate beige (every room was such a yawner the problem had…