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Living in Liminal Space

By Natalia Kohn, Nemi Vega Quiñones, and Kristy Garza Robinson Esther was a Jewish woman being raised by a cousin named Mordecai. The Jews were an ethnic minority community displaced and dispersed all over...

Psalm of Praise: A Meditation

By Elrena Evans Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary;     praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power;     praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding...

In Protest of the Protestant Art Ethic

By Tegan Brozyna I was fortunate to earn my art degree at a faith-based college that was serious about both art and faith. I vividly remember my first art course in college; we were...

Self Portrait as Exile

By Katelyn Durst This time my body will be the map. Each limb burning with the cities that left me breathless and   took the lights in my eyes and made them exit signs from or...

Starting to Thaw

By Gillian Marchenko I drive out to the suburbs of Chicago for the trial. They administer a quick medical exam: blood pressure, urine sample, reflexes, nose, ears, deep breaths while a cold stethoscope presses...

The Legion of the Lonely

By Harold Dean Trulear As a young adult Episcopalian, I was confronted by a graduate school colleague who asked me how I could stand to say the “same printed prayers every week.” After giving...

2019: Building Your Wisdom Pyramid

Editor’s Note: To start our New Year, we’re re-running Aimee Fritz’s introduction to her series on Brett McCracken’s “Wisdom Pyramid.” If you would like to read the rest of the series, you may do so here:...