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.
What happened was, I got the idea in my head –- and I could not get it out –-that college was just one more dopey, inane place in the world dedicated to piling up treasure on earth and everything. I mean treasure is treasure, for heaven’s sake. What’s the difference whether the treasure is money, or property, or even culture, or even just plain knowledge? … Sometimes I think that knowledge –- when it’s knowledge for knowledge’s sake, anyway –- is the worst of all…. I don’t think it would have all got me quite so down if just once in a while — just once in a while — there was at least some polite little perfunctory implication that knowledge should lead to wisdom, and that if it doesn’t, it’s just a disgusting waste of time! But there never is! You never even hear any hints dropped on a campus that wisdom is supposed to be the goal of knowledge. You hardly ever even hear the word “wisdom” mentioned!
in J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey
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