Arts & Essays: Spirituality & Faith

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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    December 17, 2019

    The Nature of Waiting

    The Annunciation is a liminal moment, a threshold moment. In many of the paintings of the 14th century, we see the angel of God approaching the girl...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    December 10, 2019

    The Gymnasium for Underused Imaginations

    In this season of Advent, in these days leading up to the wonder of incarnation, with all its tragic beauty and humble beginnings, more than ever we...
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  • Written By: G.D. Williams
    December 06, 2019

    Brief Words to Loved Ones

    In 1412, as one man endured his self-exile from his beloved adopted city, he turned his attention to the time 1,400 years before when another Exile...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    December 03, 2019

    Simple Truths

    Is there a spiritual innocence that comes with age and experience or does our trusting nature diminish as our gathering knowledge increases?
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    November 30, 2019

    A Sense of Style: Beauty and the...

    “To appreciate something beautiful is to be instantly drawn to it, not as a result of grinding our way through a moral structure or cobbling together...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    November 19, 2019

    Foolish in the World

    Language is fluid, dynamic, more a river than a lake. Our language about God is a snapshot of where we are in that stream.
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    November 12, 2019

    In the Foothills of Mount Purgatory

    If we have a conscience and a rudimentary form of sympathy, we will experience regret for past actions or omissions. We need to let it do its work...
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  • Written By: Alita Byrd
    November 12, 2019

    Carl Sagan's Daughter on Science...

    Sasha Sagan talks to Spectrum about her new book For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World. In this exclusive...
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  • Written By: Carmen Lau
    November 08, 2019

    Hospitality and Listening: Pathways to...

    In times of conflict, sometimes the answer is visible, and sometimes it is not. Sometimes the solution is nearby; sometimes it is not. Whether or not...
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  • Written By: Adia Taliaferro
    November 06, 2019

    Bent Nails

    When we think about Christ being perfect, we always relegate His time here on Earth to a focus of never sinning. But we miss the beauty of the...
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