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.
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.
Note: We’re taking our usual August publishing break so we can rest a bit from the daily pressure of finding an interesting quote to publish for the daily asterisk. We’ll be back on Tuesday, September 1, sending out new quotes every weekday! Thank you, as always, for your support.
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