Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

My husband and I have had a disagreement for our entire 30+-year relationship. It’s over the pronunciation of the word “coupon.” He says, “kyoopon,” and I say, “koopon.” Maybe it can be attributed to the fact that we’re from diverse parts of the United States, but in...
The Five People You Meet in Disagreement

The Five People You Meet in Disagreement

Something fascinating about human conversation is not only what people disagree over, but how they express their disagreement. There’s body language to take into account, as well as the level of openness a person has toward controversial topics and relational...
At This Table

At This Table

In the tradition of the church I attend, the priest stands behind the altar and says, “This table doesn’t belong to our church or our denomination. All baptized Christians are welcome.”  I live in Athens, Georgia. Politically, we are a red city surrounded by a sea of...
What Can Be Learned in a Meeting

What Can Be Learned in a Meeting

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 (NIV) I have this thing about minor prophets; they are often the canaries in the coal mine. Everyone does not...
veritas vos liberabit

veritas vos liberabit

Veritas Words scream out from billboards, from speakers from mouths; And the concrete used to build walls around right and wrong is rough from indecision and movement, crumbling to pea gravel, indecipherably gray stony rubbish. Chesterton claimed “A creed is a...

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