I’ll have more to say in time, but before too much time passes, I’d like to express my joy over having had the honor of introducing Anthony Ray Hinton…
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“Everybody here comes from somewhere.” That’s R.E.M. “Somewhere is better than anywhere.” That’s Flannery O’Connor via Wendell Berry. Both these lines…
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I accepted the opportunity to be the First Year Seminar Ambassador at my place of employment last Spring which put me in charge of some programming…
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Editor’s Note: On a personal level, I am sustained by hundreds of people who are, by my estimation, kinder and smarter than me. They often address me…
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Y'all know Anna Caudill? She's one of those people who's so relentlessly honest that she's notoriously useless to the God Grift. She's an existential…
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Chagall Guevara & The Nashville NexusI give a lot of thought to how the doors of perception get held open. There’s affirmation. There’s art. There’s well-timed nods. There’s finding…
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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…
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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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