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Leanne Van Dyk

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A Glory Story

We need not choose between the optimistic and pessimistic understandings of Peter's impetuous request - instead, we see both operating in Peter and we see both in ourselves.
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Virtues for the Road Ahead

Have you ever noticed the sheer stubborn tenacity with which people hang on to their beliefs and opinions – even in the face of overwhelming counter evidence? Examples both trivial and monumental litter human history. People used to think that…
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A Culture of Sufficiency

A decade or so ago it was all the rage, at least in the world I inhabit of theological education, to urge one another to reject a “culture of scarcity” and instead occupy a “culture of abundance.” We would critique…
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Mary Oliver, Epiphany Poet

A friend of mine says that Mary Oliver saved his life. Her vivid opening line in the poem, “The Journey” pierced him with an urgent truth: One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the…