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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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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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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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