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The pervasive influence of the Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer “has seeped into the collective consciousness more profoundly than that of any other book written in English, even the Bible.” … [I]t shaped the inner life and branded the tongue of the English-speaking peoples. Its phrases and rhythms did not merely enter the language. They largely defined the language.

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The call to be one flock under the one shepherd

“The challenge at the present moment, it seems to me, is for the church to develop a ministry of recognition, in which same-sex attracted persons are dignified—alongside others—as “beloved,” while avoiding a ministry of difference…. Put differently, same-sex attracted persons should be grafted onto—not subtracted from—the one tree of Christ, nourished from that root ”

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Marilynne Robinson: literature as evangelism

I have read and loved a lot of literature about religion and religious experience—Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Flannery O’Connor, the Bible—but it’s only with Robinson that I have actually felt what it must be like to live with a sense of the divine.

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Hunger for Meaning: or, the Transcendence Games

A more giving blogger (definitely me), when presented with such material, would say you can look into such a book, a movie, and find the Christ you worship because the worship creates the consciousness of a set of themes that are simply prevalent in life and a narrative that is simply true – about love, resurrection, and life.

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Giving forgiveness a try

Rebecca Nichols’ childhood looks like a study in how to come out of youth bearing many scars. Yet the cover of her bears that quote from Romans: “Bless those who persecute you. Bless and do not curse…”

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Today is End Malaria Day

We’re doing this by giving $20 from the purchase of each copy of End Malaria to Malaria No More to send a mosquito net to a family in need and to support life-saving work in the fight against malaria.

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