vol. 9, num. 19 :: 2010.10.22 — 2010.11.04
Throughout human history, we’ve expressed our ideas about truth with images that carry vastly different meanings. Think: hanging it on a flagpole or panning for gold or trying to catch a moonbeam in your hand. Do you meet the word with a swell of confidence or a shudder of unease? Or maybe both?
A crime reporter's perspective on nothing but the truth.
A childhood of gathering evidence gives way to an adulthood of storytelling.
On truth, interpretation and the search for a bible-based way of life.
Wrestling with truth in the context of taste and interpretation.
An interview with John Van Sloten, author of The Day Metallica Came to Church.
A reflection on religious identity and the freedom of commitment.
On Emerson's understanding of the soul and the search for divine truth.
I thought liberal arts classes would be boring, until I started finding God in every one of them.
Who are the gatekeepers of God?s truth?
How and why college sophomores are learning to embrace apocalypse.
Astra Taylor’s car-ride interview with the Princeton philosopher.
James K.A. Smith on postmodern philosophy, interpretation and the Bible.
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.
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