Dan Stringer

navigating the convergence of faith, culture and the common good

Archive for January, 2011

January 31, 2011

Loon’s linkage (January ’11)

Great reads, all of them: Andy Crouch brilliantly ruminates on Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ remarkable ability to “articulate a perfectly secular form hope.” Rachel Held Evans winsomely recounts how trying to love God with her mind put her at odds with an outspoken seminary president. Brett McCracken considers the ways social networking platforms and the “paradox of public...

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January 25, 2011

Socialization, the Bible and mental illness

“It is not the healthy who need a doctor but the sick.” –Matthew 9:6 True story. Last night, the instructor for my mental health practice course referenced the fact that people who are diagnosed with a severe mental illness will sometimes wander into churches because “they want to see Jesus.” Makes sense, I thought. If the...

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January 20, 2011

Grief journal (2 months)

“When we gather now there’s always someone missing, his absence as present as our presence, his silence as loud as our speech.” –Nicholas Wolterstorff, Lament for a Son Vincent died two months ago today. Seems like forever. Feels like yesterday. I think about him all the time, but not often enough. I hate crying, but...

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