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Summer Books 2016

May 27th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Faith and the City

In his memoire, Confessions, St. Augustine famously describes his life’s lowest point. One afternoon, while taking inventory of his misery, Augustine is overcome. He has a public meltdown. Crouching under a tree, sobbing uncontrollably, he pours out his heart. Eventually, he blames heaven for his predicament. “How long, O God,” asks Augustine, “will you be angry?” […]

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Christmas Stories

December 10th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Faith and the City

What are you reading? Every year, as Christmas approaches, I find myself drawn to various classic (and not-so-classic, but still wonderful) stories that capture the season for me. I like to read W.H. Auden’s “For the Time Being”—a powerful poem written during the dark days of the blitzkrieg in London in World War II.  It […]

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Summer Reading

June 18th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Faith and the City

June 18, 2010 One of my favorite things about the summer is reading.  Over the course of the year, a stack of books grows in my office.  I add to the pile when I get recommendations from you, or when I come across a good review in The Christian Century, or when an email from a […]

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