Pratices, Habits, and Rituals

May
18
Countercultural Practices

Countercultural Practices

> “Dwelling, lingering, pondering, listening, praying- these are all countercultural practices. They slow us into a silence that has to be
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Mar
20
Learning to Say Nothing

Learning to Say Nothing

> “Unlucky is the man who is born with great expectations, and who finds nothing in life quite up to the
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Mar
02
Why Confess Sins?

Why Confess Sins?

Lent is a season of repentance and confession. Why do Christians confess sins? Here's an explanation from Frederich Buechner: > TO
Feb
14
Bookstores, Books, and the Crumbling of America

Bookstores, Books, and the Crumbling of America

Writer Louise Erdrich [https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/6055/the-art-of-fiction-no-208-louise-erdrich] said this about bookstores: > “Marvelous people work at Birchbark Books.
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Feb
10
Books

Books

Frederick Buechner said: > BOOKS ARE TO READ, but that is by no means the end of it. > The way they
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Jan
26
Eugene Peterson on Ritual

Eugene Peterson on Ritual

> “The usefulness of a ritual is that it takes a human action that is understood as essential to our ordinary
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Jan
25
Virginia Woolf on Reading and Peace

Virginia Woolf on Reading and Peace

> “I long for a large room to myself, with books and nothing else, where I can shut myself up, and
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Jan
22
Blogging as a Means of Grace

Blogging as a Means of Grace

Austin Kleon mused about blogging being a forgiving medium [https://austinkleon.com/2021/02/09/blogging-as-a-forgiving-medium/] compared to social media.
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Jan
14
I Dream of a Church Like A.A.

I Dream of a Church Like A.A.

In my work as a pastor, I often wonder what the church at her best would/could/should look like?
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Jan
09
Google Trends and Our Short Attention Spans

Google Trends and Our Short Attention Spans

Texas snow storm, Trump, stimulus checks, January 6th, cicadas, Critical Race Theory, Brittany Spears, Andrew Cuomo, and school shootings. All
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