Why Community?

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For reasons I don’t quite understand this whole concept of integrated community is very much present to me now. I cannot escape or dismiss it in my own thinking about the role of the church. A question I must step back and answer for myself: why community? This is far from an adequate apologetic, but this is the gist of my thought at the moment.

A Generous Response

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L, the single mother with four kids at home for whom we recently spontaneously gathered a sum to pay her electric bill, responded in an unusual way a few weeks ago. After her public assistance had come through, she said … Read More

Generous Community Redux

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A generous community must respond in the crisis of the other, not in its own convenience. F and M, the couple for whom All Saints recently threw a shower, did have their child, a little boy. He had a minor … Read More

Verità e Cultura

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Spesso la costanza della verità si è mutuata, e si mutua, in una costanza culturale. Insomma riduce la verità in una prassi, una forma. D’accordo, la verità può e deve infatti esprimersi in cultura, ma ridurre la verità in cultura … Read More

Perdere

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Oggi è stato difficile. È fallito il ventilatore CPU di lgw, che nello spegnere il sistema ha distrutto la strutture del disco. Ho dovuto trasferire il servizio su alfredo, perdendo la giornata intera. Almeno sembra stabile ora. Non ho dormito … Read More

Pillows

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My wife recently purchased two new pillows. While looking at the selection, she noticed that the plastic covers on the pillows had all been slit so the “Do Not Remove” federal tag was protruding. When she queryed a store employee … Read More

Micro Lending

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New Year’s Eve I watched a video on the micro lending explosion that is having a dramatic effect on global poverty. As I reflected on the film in some discussion following, one notable point of the video is that the … Read More

A Flock of Chicks

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My daughter is now 24, a graduate of SMU, and the operations manager of a high end retail boutique. She is presently working on her MBA. In short, she has an excellent beginning for a comfortable career. Gifting is therefore … Read More

The Fog of War

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Many of the specifics which McNamara discusses happened in the early and mid 60s, prior to an age when I could begin to understand them, yet the images, the events, the television new sound bites, are clearly part of my memory. The significance of the Cuban missle crisis was largely lost on me; at the age of 10, it was simply not possible to imagine the magnitude of events in play that could have destroyed me in an instant.

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