E s s a y sCompassion-The Memory of Splendor
Grieving the Absence of Christ in Our Lives
The very thought of compassion fills our imaginations with scenes from AIDS clinics, Bosnia, Mozambique. But when Christ tells us that "compassion is desired more than sacrifice," he's asking for something much more, contends the author. He speaks of a heartache that requires us to see what is missing in life situations, to remember what was, and to long for those things. In short, he calls us to be broken over how little we grieve his absence.
Theology: System or Narrative?
The Hipness Unto Death
StudiesTo Find a Place
Sacred Living in a Secular World
One of the greatest ironies of the postmodern world is that humans have more capacity for communication than at any other time in history-and yet there is a widespread feeling of disconnection. Is "living more simply" the answer, or an unrealistic expectation? Neither, says the author; the point must be to have sacred places in our lives that bid us return again and again.
Three Poets "Haunted by Dreams of Eternity"
The Mars Hill InterviewGiving Shape to Turmoil
A Conversation with Chaim Potok
Michael J. Cusick
The notion of violent culture clashes-"confrontations of core elements," he calls them-has dominated the work of best-selling novelist, ordained rabbi, and world-class painter Chaim Potok. And not surprisingly: From his first eye-opening encounter with literature as a teenager, to his influential military experience in Asia, to his wrestling with the scriptures, the forces of life in twentieth-century America have shaped Potok's faith, perspective, and art. Michael Cusick visits with the acclaimed writer and artist at his home in Philadelphia.
Reminders of GodThe Writing Life
Timeless graffiti from the broad canvas.
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