Arts & Essays: Spirituality & Faith

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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    July 30, 2019

    Regarding the Distance Between Us

    I had a recurring dream as a child, one that continued well into my adulthood, showing up every few years, as if to say, “I'm still here. I’ll be...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    July 23, 2019

    A Fractured Gift to God

    Religion is the locus of some of the most heinous acts of human beings, but it also gives us humans at their most sublime.
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    July 16, 2019

    Aloneness and Chosenness

    Jesus is nothing if not a realist. He’s not seduced by our flattery nor discouraged by our ignorance. Neither will he explain everything he says, and...
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  • Written By: Kristy L. Hodson
    July 12, 2019

    The Tale of Three Trees

    God invites us to bring all of our failings, shortcomings, and sin to Him. Laying them, each day, at the foot of the cross and exchanging them for...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    July 09, 2019

    Small Acts of Courage

    Does doubt corrode trust? It might, in certain circumstances. It might also be a clearing out of the underbrush of weak notions in preparation for...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    July 02, 2019

    Disappearing Act or Where We Go When We...

    Two of them are on their way to Emmaus, a village seven miles from Jerusalem. It is the waning of the day, one filled with grief and strange...
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  • Written By: Greg Prout
    June 28, 2019

    Doubting Thomas and I

    Asking deep questions about a God who operates behind the scenes, talks and acts through others — never directly — never in the flesh like in the...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    June 25, 2019

    A Heart for Yearning

    I struggle to describe God with any sense that I’m making sense, even to myself. I know that the letters G-O-D hold realms of meaning for many of us...
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  • Written By: Carmen Lau
    June 24, 2019

    Ubuntu: Beloved Community

    I have observed that reputational dynamics are key in the decision about whether to trust the words or story of another. Is this person in my tribe?...
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  • Written By: Bob Blundell
    June 21, 2019

    Return of the King

    I had always had an image in my mind of a dark barren valley, painted in murky shades of sand and grey. It was surrounded by harsh mountains with...
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