Tomatoes: Heritage or Hate?

Tomatoes: Heritage or Hate?

by Guest Blogger September 06, 2018 2 Comments

Like a good Quaker, he set out to practice what he refused to preach, electing to, as Quakers say, let his life speak. He told me that fostering social change was like tending a garden. Plant love and that’s what you’ll harvest.

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On Masculinity

On Masculinity

by Aaron Brown February 01, 2018 1 Comment

That is what I’m after—a restorative, not restrictive, maleness. This has been my prayer over the last year—long before the headlines of masculine failure flashed across our screens—a simple and direct prayer: Lord, what is in me that is not of you, rid me of it.

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Chronic Illness: The Power of Silence

Chronic Illness: The Power of Silence

by Catherine Hervey December 19, 2017 3 Comments

For the next several months I watched my own silence as though I had no power over it. I didn’t tell my boyfriend, though it might have been relevant to our conversations about getting married. I didn’t tell my mother back home, or anyone I worked with. I cut my foot fetching water, bled on the front steps, and said nothing to my sisters as they helped me clean it up.

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A Playlist for the Death of Dreams: Lament as Necessary First Steps

A Playlist for the Death of Dreams: Lament as Necessary First Steps

by Stefani Rossi August 17, 2017 2 Comments

How can we welcome this place called Here—this unyielding stranger that bears no resemblance to the future we had dreamed? What I know to be true is that profound beginnings often have their start in places that appear void, formless, parched, and foreign.

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Creative Lives Part 4

Creative Lives Part 4

by Guest Blogger May 19, 2017 1 Comment

I'm thrilled that they've allowed us to share their conversation with you in this series titled "Creative Lives." You can read part 1, part 2, and part 3 here. Part 4 begins in November of 2016, after a sobering election day. Julie and Melissa ask the question: what does it mean to create in the midst of a broken world?

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Prologue: On Heights & Hunger

Prologue: On Heights & Hunger

by Joshua MacIvor-Andersen July 21, 2016

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Black Girl Future

Black Girl Future

by Gyasi Byng June 16, 2016

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An Unexpected Reader: Thomas Dixon’s The Clansman

An Unexpected Reader: Thomas Dixon’s The Clansman

by Gyasi Byng May 09, 2016

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For Roxane Gay: Notes from a Forgiving Heart

For Roxane Gay: Notes from a Forgiving Heart

by Sophfronia Scott June 27, 2015 2 Comments

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On Teaching, Learning, and the Insidious Nature of Bad Christian Art

On Teaching, Learning, and the Insidious Nature of Bad Christian Art

by Daniel Bowman Jr. October 28, 2014

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Depravity with Grace: Flannery O’Connor & the Red Light District

Depravity with Grace: Flannery O’Connor & the Red Light District

by Haley Littleton April 29, 2014

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Notes on the Naming of a Daughter: A Mini-Manifesto on Myth

Notes on the Naming of a Daughter: A Mini-Manifesto on Myth

by Joshua MacIvor-Andersen April 19, 2014

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Americana Life: Review of Lapse Americana, by Benjamin Myers

Americana Life: Review of Lapse Americana, by Benjamin Myers

by Ruminate Magazine October 10, 2013

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Dispatches from the Flood Zone

Dispatches from the Flood Zone

by Daniel Bowman Jr. July 16, 2013

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Forward Vision Back: Review of A Place in Time by Wendell Berry

Forward Vision Back: Review of A Place in Time by Wendell Berry

by Guest Blogger May 29, 2013

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Entering the House of Awe

Entering the House of Awe

by Kristin George Bagdanov June 17, 2012

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Advent Reflections: Vigilance (Week 4)

by Ruminate Magazine December 20, 2009

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