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Andrew Garfield on the Ignatian journey that led him through ‘Silence’ and into the love of Christ

January 18, 2017

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“What was really easy was falling in love with this person, was falling in love with Jesus Christ. That was the most surprising thing.” -Andrew Garfield

“What was really easy was falling in love with this person, was falling in love with Jesus Christ. That was the most surprising thing.” -Andrew Garfield

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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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Why Lent is a lot like Surfing

February 9, 2016

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Don’t you think it’s a little odd to give up something for Lent in order to worship a Savior who told us to remember him by eating carbs and drinking alcohol?

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Steve Jobs was a Jerk: Whole Foods’ Founder on the Importance of Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence in the Workplace [Video]

January 29, 2016

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Why Steve Jobs would have been fired by Whole Foods. Wonderful video interview with Whole Foods CEO and Founder, John Mackey.

Why Steve Jobs would have been fired by Whole Foods. Wonderful video interview with Whole Foods CEO and Founder, John Mackey.

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What does the University have to do with Prayer?

January 21, 2016

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In a generation hungering for intimacy at an unprecedented level, can we offer students pathways to encounter the Father’s transforming love? In a generation flocking to supernatural movies, television shows, and video games, can our campus ministries help students experience the kingdom of God breaking into the world in ways that defy all natural explanation?

In a generation hungering for intimacy at an unprecedented level, can we offer students pathways to encounter the Father’s transforming love? In a generation flocking to supernatural movies, television shows, and video games, can our campus ministries help students experience the kingdom of God breaking into the world in ways that defy all natural explanation?

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Why the Academy Needs a Resurrection of the Soul, by Mark Edmundson

August 17, 2015

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Courage, contemplation, compassion: These are the great ideals of the ancient world. And though their lights are dimming, there is still time to revive them, to examine them, and, if one is so moved, to bring them into one’s own life.

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God’s Cure for a Very Bad Day, by Sue Stratton

March 5, 2015

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It is impossible to love and be loved while filled with a toxic sense of fear and shame.

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Fear, Shame, Hiding, and Blame: God and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Sue Stratton

March 4, 2015

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We must overcome these four deeply rooted response patterns to become all that we are created to be. We must somehow return to the Garden from whence we came.

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What’s in a Name? The Presence of God! by Sue Stratton

March 3, 2015

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Of course God is present in all of his creation all of the time, but this is different. I tell my college students: God is ‘in your face’ present!

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Why Beauty Matters in a Broken World, by Catherine Hart Weber, Ph.D.

February 26, 2015

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We can’t escape the pain, darkness, and brokenness of a fallen world, neither can we escape the beauty of Christ’s transforming life. Through the 40 days of lent we acknowledge this, in us, and around us.

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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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What is Spiritual Formation? by Dallas Willard, PhD

February 20, 2015

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We have multitudes of professing Christians who well may be ready to die, but obviously are not ready to live, and can hardly get along with themselves, much less with others.

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Sabbath as Spiritual Warfare, by Richard Beck, PhD

February 5, 2015

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Conservative Christians like to think that spiritual warfare is about the spiritual, psychological realm. Liberals like to think of spiritual warfare as being about the political realm. Both are missing the point. If shame is the fuel of capitalism then Sabbath is fuel for the Kingdom of God against the principalities and powers of our […]

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Wendell Berry on Solitude and Why Pride and Despair are Two Great Enemies of Creative Work, by Maria Popova

January 4, 2015

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“True solitude is found in the wild places, where one is without human obligation. One’s inner voices become audible… In consequence, one responds more clearly to other lives.” -Wendell Berry

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Why Spiritual Transformation has a lot to do with the Brain, by Rob Moll

November 8, 2014

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The attention required in spiritual practices like deep prayer, contemplation, study, and worship is what the brain needs to grow in lasting ways.

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