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At Sea

If my Bark sink ‘Tis to another Sea — Mortality’s Ground Floor Is Immortality — Dickinson, F1250A We are at sea. So far out that there is no shore to sight. There may be a captain, but it does not matter. The sea is calling the shots. The captain can steer the boat, but the […]

“But If Not”: God is With Us in the Furnace

This one comes to us from Kristi Crum. In this time of social distancing, it has been interesting to witness how different people respond to the coronavirus and the fears it has wrought. This week, I realized my own response finds its root in my ultimate fear, “Am I doing or being enough?” Recently, as […]

This Abundant Life

“Today I know that it is a good idea to stop having experiences, whatever the genre, and to limit oneself to living: to allow life to express itself as it is, and not to fill it with the artifice of our travels or readings, relationships or passions, spectacles, entertainments, searches…. All of our experiences tend […]

The Acquittal of Our Guilty Pleasures

Music is always a near-essential for me when I hit the road. But now, more than ever, having a soundtrack to drive to feels absolutely critical. Typically, I have a playlist cued up to inject some presence into the errand I’m running to offset the Leftovers vibe I pick up everywhere I look around.  Sometimes, […]

Upside-Down Kingdom

A Kingdom for the Poor, the Young, the Weak, and the Lowly

I Am Fat, And I Eat Ice Cream

Human Difference and Human Oneness

When Your Worst Day Is Preparation Day (Mark 15:43-47)

Morning Devotional from An Easy Stroll Through a Short Gospel: Meditations on Mark

We All Need Saving

When Jon McLaughlin Sang the Gospel

What Is Life with Coffee?

Adam Gopnik on Our Existentialist Relationship to the Morning Jolt

Give Me the Cure

Diagnosis, Death, and Hope in ‘Fugazi’

(Not a) Lotta Spam (in the Stores Right Now)

Empty Shelves, Spamily, and Our Savior

The Ministry of Weirdness, Courtesy of The Rev. Alfred Yankovic

Or, the Gospel According to Weird Al