When you begin reading Dante’s Inferno, you immediately encounter the protagonist, who, “midway in the journey of our life,” finds himself lost in a dark wood. It does not take long before you realize that he is lost in more ways than one: Dante the pilgrim is morally and spirit…
Some of our most critical cultural disorders, whether they be moral, political, or economic in nature, can be linked to a change in the way we think of…
“Solitude, like all of the disciplines of the spirit,” philosopher Dallas Willard explained, “carries its risks.” “In solitude,” he went on to say, “we…
If you are pondering the place of focal practices in your life, I want to encourage you to act. Somehow. Anyhow. But let my own struggling efforts serv…
If you have tried looking for yeast at the grocery store in the last couple of weeks, you may have noticed that it’s almost impossible to find. It turn…
In his 1941 sermon, “The Weight of Glory,” C. S. Lewis invited his listeners to consider “the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature o…
There are two days of the year that anchor not only my calendar but also my life. They are Christmas and Good Friday. I am unable to imagine the very c…
Finding ourselves suddenly thrown more fully than ever into the limitless, virtual space of the internet, we are having to think about the places and s…
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A Newsletter of the Christian Study Center of Gainesville