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imprecatory prayers

Imprecatory Prayers?

“And thus I clothe my naked villany With old odd ends stolen out of holy writ; And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.”[1] Lately Twitter has buzzed with talk of imprecations—that is, the usefulness of modern believers praying imprecatory prayers over the deeds and lives of our enemies. Some of it is […]

Savage Pilgrimage

Savage Pilgimage

DH Lawrence and thousands like him, climbed from the trenches of World War One, slipped off their uniforms, and stepped into civilian life. But the landscape was different now, irrevocably altered. As were they.

an almost love story

An Almost Love Story

“I was once in love with a girl; she became a theologian…”[1] So began the account of an almost love story, penned by the hand of the famed martyr, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. By all accounts an intense and solitary man[2] the Bonhoeffer of younger years appears to have opened his heart to only her and in […]

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Of Architechtural Etchings and Eternal Echoes

In 1237 Jeanne, Countess of Flanders, founded a hospital to provide for the needs of the sick and wayfaring. The result was a healing convergence of beauty and the most advanced palliative care. Today Jeanne’s legacy lingers with us, clothed in the form of one of the most beautiful buildings in all of northern France. […]