Arts & Essays: Spirituality & Faith

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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    November 05, 2019

    Advance Toward Maturity

    What obscures our understanding of spiritual “maturity” is that we associate it with chronological age, as if the older we get the more mature we get...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    October 29, 2019

    Definite Beliefs, Radical Mysteries

    The older I get the more I seek a comprehensively simple understanding of life, a statement that may well be an oxymoron, but which I choose to think...
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  • Written By: Greg Prout
    October 25, 2019

    A Word

    As one who battles persistent doubt, salitter offers me reprieve, a spirit-laden word infusing needed life into my faith in God, who like Boehme...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    October 22, 2019

    Call No One Master

    If you knock around the Gospels for awhile, you begin to notice a pattern in the sayings of Jesus. He reverses ideas, turns them upside down, bends...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    October 15, 2019

    Jesus Was a Sailor

    To speak is to call something into existence, to make present what was hidden. We have the power to breathe the breath of life into a curse or a quip...
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  • Written By: Dennis Hollingsead
    October 11, 2019

    Half-Empty — Half-Full

    We are all familiar with the illustration of a partial glass of water and the question, “Is the glass half empty or half full?" The answer depends...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    October 08, 2019

    Look No Further

    It is sometimes said that there are two kinds of Christians: the ones who live for the Crucifixion and the ones who live from the Resurrection.
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    October 01, 2019

    Stranger Mysteries

    Everyone is a stranger in more places than they can call “home.” We are all “the stranger” within someone else’s gates.
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    September 24, 2019

    A Wedding Homily

    Author’s Note: I gave the following homily at the wedding of two young friends on September 21, 2019. It is shared in the hopes that its themes will...
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  • Written By: Helen Pearson
    September 20, 2019

    Kinship Wisdom

    As I sat with the group at Kinship Europe meeting last weekend, they agreed that, before they parted, they would offer each other some of the skills...
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