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New books of note

The mere difference of disability: A parent’s voice

How might it make a difference if you think a disability isn’t something bad in itself but merely “a different way for a body to be”? What might such a perspective mean for affected parents who are also evangelical Christians?  … Continue reading

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And yet the books…

Taking inventory of these much-dog-eared companions always evokes Milosz’ poem…

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Build & Nurture Community Diversity & Inclusion

Harvard’s hot-off-the-press report on diversity and inclusion is worth the world (or at least other educational and workplace communities around the world) taking a look: Learn more Read the full report

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Memoir on refugee life in France

Lynne Jones, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, writer, researcher, and relief worker, describes the daily journey of working with refugees and migrants in these online diaries. The link above will open her 23-page diary from refugee camps in Calais, France, … Continue reading

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John Chrysostom the Winter Optimist

From his final letter to the deacon Olympia, written from forced exile in the mountains of Armenia, winter 407: “Even with the exceeding severity of the winter, and our stomach’s infirmity, and the raiding of the Isaurians, do not let … Continue reading

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The Cappadocians: A Short Bibliography for Ordinary Readers

I am sometimes asked what to read to learn more about the fourth-century Christians I’ve studied who are called the “Cappadocians.” In response, I developed this free online 2-page bibliography with just a few of the most significant references related … Continue reading

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João Biehl on Shaping a Sense of What is Possible

“Life stories do not simply begin and end. They are stories of transformation: they link the present to the past and to a possible future and create lasting ties among subject, scribe, and reader.” João Biehl, Vita: Life in a … Continue reading

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