vol. 8, num. 14 :: 2009.07.02 — 2009.07.16
Sometimes it’s a seller’s market, and then other times it’s a buyer’s market. And in all times there’s an urge to purchase property, to invest in a plot of land for both practical and symbolic reasons. What’s good and not-so-good about ownership?
Warning: asking long-time neighbors about family history might surprise you.
A musical tour of sentiments about ownership.
On the complexity of simplicity and giving up the closet.
A reflection on the complicated consideration of where to live.
Tracing a family's history and values through home spaces.
On reinforcing a sense of identity through loss.
Your opportunity to contribute thoughts about home, land and ownership.
A family finds a perfect home in a "changing" neighborhood.
Creating a home that is right respite for yourself and others.
Building your own home can be a rewarding adventure when you apply your values.
A surprisingly entertaining account in layman’s terms of how the U.S. got itself into the current housing crisis.
Scripture – the Old and New Testaments – is the story of creation and new creation. Within that, it is the story of covenant and new covenant. When we read scripture as Christians, we read it precisely as people of the new covenant and of the new creation. We do not read it, in other words, as a flat, uniform list of regulations or doctrines. We read it as the narrative in which we ourselves are now called to take part. We read it to discover “the story so far” and also “how it’s supposed to end.” To put it another way, we live somewhere between the end of Acts and closing scene of Revelation. If we want to understand scripture and to find it doing its proper work in and through us, we must learn to read and understand it in the light of that overall story.
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