vol. 13, num. 15 :: 2014.07.25 — 2014.09.04
Take an object of negligible value and attach a great-great-grandparent to it and you have an article of infinite value -- in some cases. On the things we hold dear, and the things that lose their luster between generations.
On the things we hold dear, and the things that lose their luster between generations.
Forget grandma’s brooch -- what do you do when you inherit a 27,000 square foot building?
Remembering grandma, and basic truths about our humanity.
More than just china handed down through the generations.
Horseshoes, house shoes and households, lost and found.
Could filling a roll-off be considered a spiritual discipline?
Pondering a summer fruit in the middle of winter.
An uneasy legacy tied together with the thread of a shared name.
Jennifer Strange writes about the unfolding of family culture.
Adam Beckman attempts to sort out the mystery of a house he and his friends broke into in the 1970s.
So do you want to make culture? Find a community, a small group who can lovingly fuel your dreams and puncture your illusions. Find friends and form a family who are willing to see grace at work in one another’s lives, who can discern together which gifts and which crosses each has been called to bear. Find people who have a holy respect for power and a holy willingness to spend their power alongside the powerless. Find some partners in the wild and wonderful world beyond church doors. And then, together, make something of the world.
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