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.
I believe that, to some degree, an offending strangeness might be the surest means to seeing, hearing, and receiving a redeeming witness — a witness at work, for instance, in what Karl Barth refers to as the strange new world of the Bible. Does the Bible in any way dislocate our imaginations or prove to be an affront to what we consider seemly? In a certain sense, we might say that weirdness alone redeems, because it is that which strikes us as unseemly that forces us to redeem — or reevaluate — our vision of reality, our sense of what’s appropriate. Are we willing to have our vision undone and redeemed? Are we up for the religious experience of feeling offended?
The Sacredness of Questioning Everything
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