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Beautiful Boy: A Story of God

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by Jenna Olson Popp I recently watched the movie Beautiful Boy on a flight home. Based on true stories, it chronicles the experience of a father walking alongside his son as he fights his years-long addiction to meth. Both the son (Nic Sheff) and…

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Laud & Fare

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by Jason Davis, LC Seminarian Intern As a seminarian, I do a lot of reflection. So much so that I tend to generate gobs and gobs of paperwork full of said thoughts, feelings, and analysis. These writings are sent off to my seminary and…

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Measuring Success

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by Jenna Olson Popp I recently finished reading Tattoos on the Heart by Father Greg Boyle, a priest in Los Angeles who works with “homies” (i.e. gang members) to get them out of the strong pull of gangs, prison, and conflict, and guide them…

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Amen

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by Jenna Olson Popp Lately, I’ve been praying a lot in my car. I don’t know why, but the silent calm place of solitude just isn’t getting it done for me with my prayer life. And I think it’s because it feels like I…

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Truth in Many Places

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by Tessa Faust This semester at staff meetings we are reading Barbara Brown Taylor’s book The Luminous Web: Essays on Science and Religion. These essays explore creation and evolution. Do we believe in science, or do we believe in God? Can we believe in both?…

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