vol. 2, num. 24 :: 2003.12.19 — 2004.01.01
In the church year, a time of reflection leads up to a celebration of the magnificent turning point inspired by a small miracle. How do we negotiate our personal transitions, both the every day and the life-changing?
A series of meditations, stories and quotes on the nature of time, change, and grace.
The distance from formal education combined with the busyness of daily life requires a transformation of study habits.
An interview with painter Ben Keys.
A statement of beliefs fitting for holiday reflection.
An Advent reflection on adopting and being adopted.
Late night thoughts on the incarnation as turning point.
Director Peter Jackson follows through on the promise of the first two films in The Return of the King.
A sampling of interesting pop culture happenings that will either whet your appetite or ruin it.
As much of the urban sociology literature argues, the neighborhood is a critically important place for marginalized groups. Concepts such as place attachment and sense of community help us understand how impoverished and minority residents feel about their place, what uses they have developed for it, and what meanings they assign to them…. In many cases, working-class and minority neighborhoods are much more than what the media describe as urban ghettos scarred by violence and poverty. The close-knit families who live there value community life, social ties, and their roots in the neighborhood. Residents come to rely on each other and build bonds of mutual support within, between, and across neighborhood spaces.
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