vol. 11, num. 6 :: 2012.03.16 — 2012.03.29
The word “organizing” might conjure up the rearranging of an exploding closet into neat stacks and rows or the filing of a desk full of flying papers. But it also refers to a group of people collaborating and strategizing to meet a specific goal. This issue will contain stories, models and heroes for both kinds of organizing—and if we’re lucky, maybe even make some creative connections between the two.
Taking stock of life’s clutter with joy and gratitude.
Considering what’s emerging for *cino after the spring thaw.
What happens when the mess in the house becomes a metaphor for the mess in other parts of life?
A disorganized collector reflects on human and divine nature.
Thinking about getting organized during Lent.
A review of The Virtue of Dialogue by Christopher Smith.
How our housekeeping tendencies can shape our identities in relation to others.
Rediscovering play as a young adult in a new city.
A list of links to organizations that are modeling the Acts community today.
Charlie Todd shares some of the ideas behind Improv Everywhere.
Jad and Robert explore one of the artifacts of community organizing: cities.
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.
Note: We’re taking our usual August publishing break so we can rest a bit from the daily pressure of finding an interesting quote to publish for the daily asterisk. We’ll be back on Tuesday, September 1, sending out new quotes every weekday! Thank you, as always, for your support.
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