FaithBiblical Reflections

Jesus, Eyes Open

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Over the past months much has remained the same. For many of us this season has stretched longer than our initial predictions, and then longer than our revised predictions. At The Washington Institute we have striven to engage with our cultural moment, but at times we also dabble in contributing to culture. Several months into...

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FaithBiblical Reflections

The Main Event

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Missing The Main Event A few summers ago, one of my sons and I were headed to a concert together. We were on the way, but an accident on the road stopped traffic for about an hour. As a result, we ended up missing one of our favorite bands. We were literally walking up to...

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VocationOn Daily Work

Missio on Strife: The Artistry of Work

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In Alsace, France there is a sixteenth century painting, the Isenheim Altarpiece, which depicts the Crucifixion with John the Baptist and Mary on either side of Jesus.  Many details are noteworthy here, but what I love most is John’s finger.  He is pointing to Jesus.  While it may seem insignificant compared to other imagery in...

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Institute for Faith Vocation Culture

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Vocation: Resurrection

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“Practice resurrection.” – Wendell Berry There’s a school of thought that says that moments of beauty and goodness are escapist – they distract us from life’s hard realities. Sweetness is sappiness, nature walks are flights from reality, anything picturesque is saccharine. Here’s an example of a moment where that theory fails to explain what is...

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VocationOn Daily Work

The Resurrection of Place

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Places, like people, can die. Cities die because of purposelessness, but they grow through love and hope. The practice of resurrecting life in a city starts in the heart of God’s people, having a hope for its future. I have experienced the call to a place—a “there that is woven into every fiber of my being.” My heart is...

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