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.
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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