Marci Rae Johnson explores the paradox of desire and detachment.
She rode out to sea at the wheel of the rented boat, her hair wild in the wind.
From Dan Rhodes :: Editor-in-Chief. In a recent interview, Mitt Romney once again displayed how sore a loser he is by emphatically declaring that had he been elected president he would be doing a much better job than Obama. It is clear that his ego is matched only by his inability to conceive of things not […]
This essay addresses the problem of capitalism by suggesting a theology of communitas, particularly as actualized in the coffee industry through the concept of After Trade.
Brett Foster, The Garbage Eater (Evanston, IL: TriQuarterly Books, 2011). It is said that we are what we eat, that our appetites and outputs are in sync. Often, that’s also the case in the relationship between reading and writing. In reading Brett Foster’s debut poetry collection, The Garbage Eater, it becomes readily apparent that—for […]
The economy of salvation enacted by Christ on the cross displays the divine economy of plenitude, ceaseless generosity, and superabundance.
(Due to a scheduling error, this is just posting today, but it should have posted on Thursday. Our apologies.) Last November saw the release of the excellent and illuminating (and convicting) book by Daniel Bell Jr.,–the latest in the Church and Postmodern Culture Series–The Economy of Desire: Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World. Bell’s […]
God’s longings for us always seem connected to a bigger picture that includes others.
The Petitionary Prayer of Gethsemane in the Event of Divine Desire: Faith’s Undoing or Refiner’s Fire?
Our practices of petitionary prayer may make us misunderstand the work of the Holy Spirit when we are passing through the agonies of faith’s Gethsemane.