vol. 5, num. 9 :: 2006.05.05 — 2006.05.19
"Third place" is a term used to describe the places we gather with one another apart from work and home. This issue will take a look at the places where we renew ourselves and experience community.
An interview with Dale Ter Haar, owner of South Park Hardware in South Holland, Illinois.
A reflection on lives intersecting in unexpected spaces.
What is the relationship between church space and third place?
On how the Centennial Park Gazebo in Holland, Michigan, became engraved into a life story.
A story of discovering the place of refreshment.
A review of Susan Enan's five-song EP.
The merging of two cultures yields a lesson in experiencing community.
Even as big boxes multiply, "neighborhood values" are becoming an important part of the national conversation.
How true love meets guilt and shame one fateful, folk-filled evening.
A review of Coffee and Cigarettes directed by Jim Jarmusch.
A biography and information about the sociologist who coined the term "third place."
Explore the web site for this important public space in Lake Forest, Washington.
On live performance space as "third place."
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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