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Virginia Woolf on the Relationship Between Loneliness and Creativity, by Maria Popova

June 19, 2016

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“If I could catch the feeling, I would; the feeling of the singing of the real world, as one is driven by loneliness and silence from the habitable world.” - Virginia Woolf

“If I could catch the feeling, I would; the feeling of the singing of the real world, as one is driven by loneliness and silence from the habitable world.” – Virginia Woolf

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The Illusion of Respectability, by Allen Guelzo

November 30, 2015

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Our mission is simple. And it means death to one of our greatest lusts.

Our mission is simple. And it means death to one of our greatest lusts.

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Forget Trump and Clinton: Zombie Movies Offer Best Political Lessons, by Daniel W. Drezner

September 15, 2015

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Why Zombie movies and TV shows may teach students more about politics than candidates in this year’s debates.

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Parker Palmer’s Spectacular Commencement Address on the Six Pillars of the Wholehearted Life, by Maria Popova

August 26, 2015

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“Take everything that’s bright and beautiful in you and introduce it to the shadow side of yourself… When you are able to say, ‘I am … my shadow as well as my light,’ the shadow’s power is put in service of the good.” -Parker Palmer

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The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease, by Maria Popova

August 2, 2015

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How your memories impact your immune system, why moving is one of the most stressful life-events, and what your parents have to do with your predisposition to PTSD.

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On Social Media Culture and the Hellscape of Writing in the Era of New Media, by Kaleb Horton

July 21, 2015

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Engaging in this, of course, is how Screwtape advises Wormwood to send his patient to hell, but what else is wrong with it? At least you feel relevant and modern.

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TONIGHT! Rebranding Christianity, with filmmaker & author Phil Cooke

July 16, 2015

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In a truly post-Christian America, Christians find themselves ostracized, misunderstood, marginalized, and often the victims of seemingly unmerited and scathing accusations. But, the truth is Christians are some of the most giving people on the planet. What went wrong?

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Wendell Berry on How to Be a Poet and a Complete Human Being, by Maria Popova

June 30, 2015

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Any readers who like your poems, doubt their judgment.

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Neil Gaiman on How Stories Last, by Maria Popova

June 24, 2015

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Do stories grow? Pretty obviously — anybody who has ever heard a joke being passed on from one person to another knows that they can grow, they can change. Can stories reproduce? Well, yes.

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Create Meaning in Your Work, by Todd W. Hall, PhD

March 9, 2015

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Core motivations energize you, and that give you a sense of meaning and fulfillment because they express something central to your identity.

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The Future of StoryTelling: Wisdom in the Age of Information, by Maria Popova

March 7, 2015

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A great storyteller — whether a journalist or editor or filmmaker or curator or professor or pastor — helps people figure out not only what matters in the world, but also why it matters.

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Yale Makes Works of Jonathan Edwards Available for Free, by Jonathan Merritt

March 6, 2015

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Edwards is widely recognized as one of the most important American thinkers and religious figures and as a major figure in the history of Christian thought. The release of Edwards’ work comes at a moment of renewed interest in the preacher, especially among conservative evangelicals.

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Anne Lamott on How We Endure and Find Meaning in a Crazy World, by Maria Popova

February 28, 2015

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The world is always going to be dangerous, and people get badly banged up, but how can there be more meaning than helping one another stand up in a wind and stay warm?

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The Soul Killing Problem of Bad Art, by Ashley Ariel

February 25, 2015

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As artists and as theologians (for make no mistake, we are all living out some form of theology making us all theologians) we need to be less sure of being “right” and more secure in taking the risk to say, “I don’t know. Let’s explore this.”

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Why I am Giving Up Prayer for Lent, by Margaret Feinberg

February 23, 2015

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I’ve been thinking a lot about Lent this year and wondering how best to walk through the next seven weeks. I know people who are giving up Twitter, chocolate, and a long list of self-indulgent or addictive activities and foods. As I’ve reflected, I’ve decided to give up prayer for Lent.

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