If you’re like me, you’ve had some strange and unexpected conversations over the last few years. I never imagined I’d spend hours on the phone with former students discussing whether or not they should leave their kids alone with their parents or, in one instance, if it would be…
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Satan has been called a snake. Better he had been called a chameleon. For Satan is never quite the same from moment to moment, but changes his colors…
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I don’t think anybody’s more or less political than anybody else. To suggest otherwise is, it seems to me, a rhetorical trick for keeping people…
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Who is the arbiter of mental health? —Governor Bill Lee I’m standing now, but I can sit, whatever. I want to be fully compliant. So whatever they want…
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Brian Eno has a way of putting things. He seems to know we all have it in us and he knows how to say so. Eno once toured a sprawling Russian art exhibit…
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At first blush, Daniel Berrigan can seem a strange figure to bring to the task of spiritual formation. In the popular configuration of spirituality as…
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photo by Phyllis D.K. Hildreth This one grieves me to write, but I think I have to. Some of the best years of my life were lived within a community that…
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Editor’s Note: Lynne McFarland is my neighbor. We met many years ago when she bought a book at one of our yard sales, and then we we met again more…
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