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.
The more I read, the more I felt connected across time to other lives and deeper sympathies. I felt less isolated. I wasn’t floating on my little raft in the present; there were bridges that led over to solid ground. Yes, the past is another country, but one that we can visit, and once there we can bring back the things we need. Literature is common ground. It is ground not managed wholly by commercial interests, nor can it be strip-mined like popular culture—exploit the new thing then move on. There’s a lot of talk about the tame world versus the wild world. It is not only a wild nature that we need as human beings; it is the untamed open space of our imaginations. Reading is where the wild things are.
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Hat tip: David Dark
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