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"An emphasis on a community of friends, a staple of many congregations, is a double-edged sword. Friendships, of course, are fabulous—one of life’s genuine joys and a source of social support (and occasional social control, I hope). But they’re also the stuff of homophily—birds of a feather tend to flock together."
There’s a mainline congregation I walk past on my way to the local Starbucks. The church’s advertising signals a key priority: . . . .
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"For me, ecumenism is a priority. Today, we have the ecumenism of blood. In some countries they kill Christians because they wear a cross or have a Bible, and before killing them they don't ask if they're Anglicans, Lutherans, Catholics or Orthodox. The blood is mixed." Persecution does not discriminate between different Christian communities, says Pope Francis. In one sense, that very fact renders their differences irrelevant http://econ.st/1AO60iX
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The idea of wonder encompasses a lot of what seems missing from a lot of modernism for me. Don't think that's unique. Also think a lot of others find wonder in places other than historic Christianity.
Catechesis has failed. Time for something new. How about embracing the weird?
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Hugh Martin is a veteran of the Iraq War and the author of The Stick Soldiers (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2013) and So, How Was the War (Kent State UP, 2010). His work has appeared recently in The Kenyon Review, The New Republic, an...
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Just in time for the 10th day of Christmas...a post on...doubts?
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Some thoughts on Sherlock Holmes and "Sherlock" and "Elementary" and how we think about rationalism.
In “The Greek Interpreter,” Dr. John Watson describes how Sherlock Holmes' reticence to discuss his family “...increased the somewhat inhuman effect which he produced upon me, until sometimes I found myself regarding him as a...
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Kuren: The Run
Kuren pushed water from his eyes. He tasted sweat. Rain through the trees drowned all sound but his sneakers on the trail.  He steadied his pace: 1-2-3-4-5, 1-2-3-4-5. The odd number made him run more evenly.  He thought of Zanelle, her ivory skin, her rich...
Kuren pushed water from his eyes. He tasted sweat. Rain through the trees drowned all sound but his sneakers on the trail.  He steadied his pace: 1-2-3-4-5, 1-2-3-4-5. The odd number made him run more evenly.  He though...
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"One cannot fight something with nothing. The administration is going to have to spend a great deal more time, effort and resources, and work closely with its regional allies, to develop a set of messages that can push back effectively against the prophetic, mystical appeal of the Islamic State’s theater of cruelty." —Hussein Ibish
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Some lives challenge us to consider what wrongs should bother us more than they do.
Though aspects of his legacy are debated, King’s commitment to a radical type of love is beyond dispute.
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So after listening to an Allen Ginsberg lecture on the way to work this week, I got an idea for finishing this poem that's been rattling around in my mind.  
The Western Meadowlark. Photo by John and Karen Hollingsworth, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Public Domain) I walk in the morning all kissed by the sun, and as I go, I start humming the song the birds sung. Then some...
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Pondering how G.K. Chesterton's sensibility informs everything he wrote.  

You were the one who gave me my copy of "The Man Who Was Thursday," +Toni Swayze. Thanks! 
He's been called an apologist. One could call him a humorist. He was first an art critic. You can try outlining in the margins, but reading his writing is more like exploring a mountain than following a logical progressio...
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"I spied a youthful-looking Arapaho man with his hair pulled back in a ponytail, dressed formally in a three-piece black suit and a scarf in place of a tie. I settled in next to him and, heart pounding, explained why I was there. He took that in for a moment. Then he turned to face me, stretched out his hand and said, 'This is how we heal.'"
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Loren created World·Nar·ra·tives to explore stories...and wonder...and the culture people make while doing things.

Loren studied journalism and religion in college...because he wanted to study everything...and now he works at making things.

His writing on business and workplace issues appeared on CFtheMagazine.com and LaunchThought.comAnd he coordinated a team of writers developing character education curriculum for long-term prisoners in the Oklahoma State Department of Corrections.

He's a little too earnest sometimes. So it's a good thing his wife has a great sense of humor.

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Truth in Imagined Things
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It seems counterintuitive, but a novelist is a reporter, too.

The universal problem of religious freedom » GetReligion
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Storms, Simplicity, and White Bean Roasted Red Pepper Dip
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'I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that b

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The 7-time Tour de France winner has decided not to challenge the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's charges against him but he admits to no wrongdoi

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Learning to Be Real
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A friend wrote to me the other day and asked, “How are you really doing?” I smiled because I knew exactly what she meant. When I start

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Salman Khan talk at TED 2011 (from ted.com)

What Kind of Buddhist was Steve Jobs, Really? | NeuroTribes
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