vol. 5, num. 17 :: 2006.09.22 — 2006.10.06
The first chapters of Genesis tell of the creation of a species gifted with creativity and charged with the care of the earth. How do we respond?
Reading, writing and creation through naming.
A tour through the creation and destruction inherent in the process of finding home.
A trip to the fabric store, inspired by the need for costumes, sparks creativity and wonder.
A morning in the back yard with Squirt the cat reveals the community of nature.
On creating space for God in our daily lives.
The exquisitely melancholy love songs of Leonard Cohen.
How do we reconcile the debate between two visions of life?
A neighborhood full of trees inspires reflection.
How books of ?perfect? photos from special events gave way to reveling in the beauty of the ordinary.
Eight paintings visually explore the wonder of the creation of the world.
A study-abroad program in Belize, Central America and the South Pacific that engages Christian college students in current environmental issues, cross cultural experiences and local ecosystems.
A poem by Wendell Berry.
I believe that, to some degree, an offending strangeness might be the surest means to seeing, hearing, and receiving a redeeming witness — a witness at work, for instance, in what Karl Barth refers to as the strange new world of the Bible. Does the Bible in any way dislocate our imaginations or prove to be an affront to what we consider seemly? In a certain sense, we might say that weirdness alone redeems, because it is that which strikes us as unseemly that forces us to redeem — or reevaluate — our vision of reality, our sense of what’s appropriate. Are we willing to have our vision undone and redeemed? Are we up for the religious experience of feeling offended?
The Sacredness of Questioning Everything
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