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Thoughts on The Benedict Option

  I would say that Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option has some strengths and a number of weaknesses, but one thing I am sure of: it’s great that it’s prompting …
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Looking for the Flower smiling back

by Regina Mountjoy for The Cultivating Project –    What does it mean to “look for the flower smiling back at you?” Several years ago with friends in a London …
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Light Across the Water

by K.C. Ireton for the Cultivating Project ~  On a dusky evening early last January, I walked down to a little park perched on the edge of a cliff that …
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A Happy Thanksgiving

Lanier Ivester  for The Cultivating Project ~  I love Thanksgiving.  Such a simple holiday, so unassuming and amazingly free of the mercantile trappings of other celebrations.  As much as I …
Evensong, Heading East - Image (c) Lancia E. Smith

Evensong, Heading East

K. C. Ireton for The Cultivating Project ~ Somewhere in eastern Montana I finished reading Gaudy Night. With a sigh I closed the book and stared out the train …

Inhabiting the Unshakeable Kingdom

K.C. Ireton ~ for The Cultivating Project  In August I had the privilege of preaching at my church. My sermon text came from the end of Hebrews 12, the passage …

Being Broken Bread

Guest Contributor – K.C. Ireton Three years ago my second book, which I had written as an act of obedience, was published. Since God called me to write it and …
Create Against the Darkness

Create against the darkness!

from Guest Contributor – Randall Flinn, Founder of Ad Deum Dance Company and the Artist Initiative – Create Against the Darkness. Dear Fellow Artists, Now is the time! We must …
Artists Arise - Randall Flinn

Artists Arise!

Guest post by Randall Flinn, Director of Ad Deum Dance Company    In a time of widespread hatred and violence, artists must arise with new creative paradigms of love …

The Last Classroom

The last classroom on the elementary side of the school belonged to Mrs. Sinclair, my sixth grade teacher. Twelve year old me didn’t comprehend it, but I could feel the …

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