Category Archives: Reflection

Thought for contemplation

Feasting St. Martin of Tours

“A Saint, His Cloak, and Us” by the Rev. Dr. Andrew McGowan Advertisements

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Study in Blue

The figure on the far left was one of those slow-speaking old-country men you just want to put up your feet by the fire in a room with and listen with to the long silences. He passed away a long … Continue reading

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Faith is a difficult artwork: On God, depression, and anxiety

“Faith is a difficult artwork: continually giving, ever unfinished. Might it not then better serve our battered selves (and our threatened earth) to imagine religion as something other than an avatar of shame or opiate against death? We might recall … 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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Just Health in Religion (update)

To those of you who might wonder what happened to the “Just Health in Religion” page on this site and its related activities (since I don’t otherwise blog this is my social media for such things to anonymous readers): The … Continue reading

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Summer Study: Remembering

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Refugee Voices in City Hall (Hamburg)

Also inspired by this photo exhibit at the Rathaus (city hall), smack on the central plaza of the city of Hamburg, Germany, featuring the faces and everyday stories and interests of just a few of the more than 35,000 refugees … Continue reading

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