What to Celebrate and Lament

Libraries & Parks, Hurricanes & Earthquakes: What to Celebrate and Lament This Week

Celebration: Libraries & Parks   Someone posted online recently about how, if the idea of public libraries and public parks were first introduced today, people would laugh at the ridiculous left-wing nuttiness of it all. (That bill would surely not…

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Adoption and Redlining: What to Celebrate and Lament This Week

Celebration: Adoption   This week, I am celebrating writing that challenges me to see the Gospel in new, fresh ways. A few days ago I finished reading Adopted: A Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World by Kelley Nikondeha. I…

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Milestones and Dreamers: What to Celebrate and Lament This Week

Celebration and lament are two spiritual disciplines needed at all times, but mostly, the North American church misunderstands these practices. We are afraid that shouting off the rooftops about good things may be seen as self-congratulatory; we fear that decrying…

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