vol. 5, num. 14 :: 2006.07.14 — 2006.07.28
What does it mean to be a citizen of a country? Of the Kingdom? On the nature of belonging, as well as the tensions and harmonies that exist among our various allegiances.
A Midwesterner in Tennessee reflects on alienation and belonging.
An impending move prompt thoughts about belonging in a place.
An illegal immigrant learns about the difficulties of not claiming identity.
Reflections on the layers of identity involved in citizenship.
A brief exploration of citizenship related to identity.
A review of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth.
A review of the Cornerstone Festival 2006.
Exclusive interview with Jim Skillen regarding issues of church and state.
A review of The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else by Hernando de Soto.
Wouldn't we all love to live in the country of our dreams?
On why Christians should be disturbed by the current war in Iraq and what we should all be doing about it, regardless of our opinion.
A project out of Wisconsin seeks to create a fourth branch of government, the Popular Branch, by allowing citizens to vote on pending legislation. See what you think…
Resources for promoting compassion, not criminalization in immigration reform.
A column from Carolyn Carney on the tension between being a consumer and being a citizen.
Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is a way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples, and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.
William C. Martin
The Parent’s Tao Te Ching
Hat tip: James Padilla-DeBorst
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