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Fecundity of the Normal
Sometimes I know I am using a word that college students
would not know.   Fecundity is one such
word.   Rather than choosing not to use it
because they don’t know what it means, I choose to use it and teach them what
it means.   I figure I am educating
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God Has Your Number
Occasionally I am aware that I have lived a pretty long,
interesting life.   I do not lament
this.   In fact, I celebrate it.   I have been lucky.   Many good things have happened to me that I
could not have anticipated and surely not expected.   Perhaps th...
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Godspell as Transformative Experience
There are a few journals and things I routinely read.   They inform me of things happening that I
probably would not know about until much later.   And they touch on subjects I likely would have said have no interest for
me and I get interested!   They aler...
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Crucible of the Spirit
I try to make sure I spend a little time each day
outside.   It was easy when I was growing
up on a farm.   Much of that life was
spent outside.   In those days even the
time on the tractor was outside---exposed to nature.   I know that is probably not good...
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Friends on Earth
Recently I had a speaking opportunity with an organization I
have known for decades.   It is a Quaker
group that gathers annually.   Typically,
there are a couple speakers and that was the role to which I had been
invited.   Earlier in my career, this was
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The Ear of Your Heart
One of the documents of western Christian history that has
had a significant role is the early medieval monastic Rule from St.
Benedict.   This Rule was written in the
early third of the 6 th century.   It was the cornerstone of the most important and popul...
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Grateful Disposition
Every time David Brooks publishes something, I try to read
it.   I find him dealing with so many
issues that attract my attention.   And he
thinks about them in a way that helps me form my own take on things.   Most of what he thinks about is the stuff
that...
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Sign of the Spirit
A theological assumption I hold is that God’s Spirit is
everywhere at all times.   This is easy to
think and say, but it certainly is not evident all the time.   Much of my life it would be an assumption
with little evidence to show.   Sometimes,
however, I...
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Mary Magdalene: Common Saint
Following the Roman Catholic calendar of saints allowed me
to know that yesterday was the saint day for Mary Magdalene.   I like to follow the Catholic Liturgy of the
Hours, as the daily readings are called.   Special days for the various Catholic saints ar...
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Creation and Incarnation
There are some writers who are so clear in what they say, we
always come away edified.   One such
writer for me is Richard Rohr, the Franciscan priest who directs a Center for
Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have read a number of
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Recreation Centers and Laboratories
Sometimes I get inspired in the oddest places.   I was in the middle of some exercise in the
Recreation Center (or Rec Center, as it is affectionately labeled), when it hit
me: this is it!   Well, this was not
totally it; actually this was half of it.   So ...
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Double-Belongers
I cannot recall the first time I heard the term,
double-belongers.  I probably did not
even know what it meant.  It is not a
term I see very much; I think it is still fairly rare, at least in the circles
I spend time.  I have no idea whether it
is a technic...
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Baldwin Wallace University Professor of Religion and Chair in Faith & Life, Center for Innovation & Growth. Author, retreat leader and public speaker.

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