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.
We are all implicated when we allow other people to be mistreated. An absence of compassion can corrupt the decency of a community, a state, a nation. Fear and anger can make us vindictive and abusive, unjust and unfair, until we all suffer from the absence of mercy and we condemn ourselves as much as we victimize others. The closer we get to mass incarceration and extreme levels of punishment, the more I believe it’s necessary to recognize that we all need mercy, we all need justice, and — perhaps — we all need some measure of unmerited grace.
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