Content Tagged ‘writing’

Opening the Doors of Time

September 22, 2020 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Opening the door, or in other words, the practice of hospitality, has always mattered as a religious principle. Not only to religious communities greeting their guests, but to the very purpose of religious life. As a posture of open-hearted welcome, hospitality insists that only when we warmly greet the stranger will we be capable of […]

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Finding the Right Words

September 13, 2018 | Tags: , , , , ,

We’d driven almost 3,000 miles, from the northern Midwest to the southwestern tip of the U.S. and were making our way home last month before I confessed that I hadn’t yet found the right words to describe the extraordinary landscape we were passing through. Expansive wasn’t big enough. Astonishing wasn’t specific enough. Thrilling didn’t do […]

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Writing Across the Lines

April 22, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

notes from the Festival of Faith and Writing I love a good question. So when I heard novelist Valerie Sayers speak at the Festival of Faith and Writing, I perked up when she asked a salient question and I’ve been carrying it around ever since. “What kind of writer stays on only one side of […]

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