vol. 13, num. 6 :: 2014.03.21 — 2014.04.03
Some have examined the life of Jesus and noticed the ways in which he offered belonging before belief. What does it mean to belong to something -- or not to belong? What institutions are doing belonging well?
Considering what it means to feel at home as a child of traveling parents.
A reflection on the community of Acts and accepting the invitation.
Considering the complicated relationship between identity and belonging.
The quest to belong as a mother of special needs children.
Should the Church have requirements to belong?
Encountering barriers on a much-anticipated trip to China.
Considering the differences between a mother’s and a father’s legacy of belonging.
A Midwesterner in Tennessee reflects on alienation and belonging.
First hand experience with Alabama’s new immigration law.
Joanna Brooks on what comes out when a Mormon and a Jew raise a kid.
Praveen Sethupathy on conversion, naming and identity.
Wendell Berry on how we've evolved into a culture of wishful thinking, "oversimplified and absolute, requiring no knowledge and no thought, no loss, no tragedy, no strenuous effort, no bewilderment, no hard choices."
Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home
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