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"La lutte de Jacob et de l'Ange," by Marc Chagall

Issue 25.5: Encounter

Monday, November 30, 2015

From the hypostatic union to imperial missiology, Christianity has always been about encounter—about the unexpected, tense, and sometimes redemptive collision of persons and possibilities. At the second annual Duke Graduate Conference in Theology this September, participants reflected on how the idea of an encounter shapes our Christology, pneumatology, theological anthropology, ecclesiology, and sacraments, as well […]

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Healing the Open Wound: Imagining Christian Border Ethics with Gloria Anzaldúa

Monday, November 30, 2015

Border encounters occur every day in our global and globalizing cities.[1] We consume food touched by people born outside the United States; we purchase things from non-citizens, brush shoulders with them as we go to work. Some of us kiss immigrants goodbye as we head out the door for the day, while others of us […]

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By Georges Michel, Thiébaut frèresPierre-Yves Beaudouin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Third Day

Monday, November 23, 2015

It had been three days since her sister had been rolled out the front door. Hiding behind the banister at the top of the stairs, Maia had listened as the body of her sister was taken away. The clicks of cart and wheels were the only ceremonies of sound to signal her sister’s passage from […]

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

List your accomplishments. All graduate school applications want to know this. I made a Word document to catalog them. Five extra curricular organizations, president of two; appointed leader of student ministry; multiple academic and writing awards; winner of full scholarship; impressive amount of volunteering; Honors program; summa cum laude. That was two years ago. Yesterday, […]

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God’s Child: A New Imagination in Trauma Healing

Monday, November 16, 2015

Childhood trauma severely limits one’s imagination of the self and the world, causing victims to define themselves by their past experiences. Central to the healing process is a restructuring of one’s imagination of self and the world. In her book Trauma and Recovery, the psychiatrist Judith Herman describes hope as the final stage of recovery […]

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