vol. 3, num. 16 :: 2004.10.08 — 2004.10.21
Each day, each life can be seen as a series of small journeys. What are the steps we take in the various processes of our lives and why are they important to us?
An artist learns to connect his craft with Sunday mornings.
From driving brainstorms to way past our bedtime, an account of how our issues come into being.
An exploration of the nature of loss.
An exploration of repentance in the context of Northern Ireland offers insight into a complex healing process.
A college professor shares a story of living in relationship with God.
A review of the film Garden State.
A banner artist displays her process via photos.
On the process of making a rock and roll album.
On seven stages in the journey of faith.
A last-minute duty yields lasting revelation.
Like the desert tales that monks have used for centuries as a basis for a theology and a way of life, the tales of small-town gossip are often morally instructive, illustrating the ways ordinary people survive the worst that happens to them; or, conversely, the ways in which self-pity, anger, and despair can overwhelm and destroy them. Gossip is theology translated into experience. In it we hear great stories of conversion, like the drunk who turns his or her life around, as well as stories of failure. We can see that pride really does go before a fall, and that hope is essential. We watch closely those who retire, or who lose a spouse, lest they lose interest in living. When we gossip we are also praying, not only for them, but for ourselves.
“The Holy Use of Gossip” in Dakota
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