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The Wounded Soldiers of Avatar: The Last Airbender

“Without Your Wound Where Would Your Power Be?”

What’s Your Starbucks Story?

If the Stories of my Coworkers are Remarkable at all, It Is for their Honesty.

Battling the Devil All the Time

Where Was God? Where Was He In This Suffering?

“Where is the Promised Joy?”

The Most Honest Answer is Often “I Don’t Know”

Sacred Wounds that Give Life

“The Wound is the Place Where the Light Enters You. And It Did.”

Our Stories of Suffering and the Presence of God

K. J. Ramsey on Life and Grace in the Middle Places

When Jesus Got Infected

Exilic Life in the Abyss, and a Savior who Refuses to Social Distance

Because It Rains: Why Kobe Bryant’s Death Hit So Hard & Wide

Why Has a Death like that of Kobe Bryant Hit So Many So Very Hard?

The Weight of Advent: Speak What You Feel, Not What You Ought to Say

As Black Friday reaches further back in time each year, so as to even colonize the twilight hours of Thanksgiving Day, we in North America are no strangers to the porousness of time. Commercial interests can collapse chronology such that two times can overlap in a way purely linear calendar time can’t countenance; we can […]

All Suffering Great and Small: What Jeff Tweedy Learned in Rehab

Several of the people I know who are thinking about seeing a therapist seem to be hung up on the idea that they haven’t suffered enough compared to other people. There’s the notion that, somehow, the depression they’re experiencing is discrediting someone else’s more legitimate depression. Meanwhile, it seems whenever people vent about some universal struggle […]

Game Over: A Broken King, a Scapegoat, and an Imputed Legacy on Game of Thrones

It’s been a fun ride, fellow Game of Thrones viewers. But all games must end, and most of them have a winner. It seems silly to warn that spoilers abound now that the show is over, yet spoilers abound below! One of the things that made Game of Thrones such a popular show was its […]

Can Loneliness Be a Good Thing?

While most of the news coming out about loneliness is about how bad it is for our health, some people have stated that loneliness can be a good thing. Dr. Karyn Hall writes, “Just as physical pain protects people from physical dangers, loneliness may serve as a social pain to protect people from the dangers […]