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Charles Davidson: Foster’s Pie Pan

He was a kind and gentle old fellow with a smudged face and scruffy beard. On his best days he appeared as tarnished and weather-beaten as his tin pie pan still does even now.

November 24, 2022 · 8 Comments

Charles Davidson: Vincent van Gogh | “Best and Deepest” Self-Portraits

IF ONE TAKES THE TIME to study Vincent van Gogh’s numerous self-portraits, it is apparent that there are several “Vincents” dwelling within the one Vincent.

October 30, 2022 · 2 Comments

Charles Davidson: Sea Saga

Shipmates, friends, and family affectionately called him “Captain.” Throughout his long years in the merchant marine, and until his dying day at the age of seventy-five, Thomas Cromwell spun many a captivating yarn, enthralling the hearts of young and old alike. 

April 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

Charles Davidson: Grace Given As Grace Received

Of all the besetting sins of an increasingly narcissistic age of emptiness and brokenness, the failure to love oneself may be a root sin that is perpetuated down the cycles of the generations.

March 21, 2021 · 1 Comment

Charles Davidson: Bannocks (Loaves) of Bread

Fifty-five years ago, I spent a memorable week on the tiny island of Iona off the west coast of Scotland, the site to which St. Columba came from Ireland in A.D. 563, to inaugurate the Christian mission to northern Britain.

December 25, 2020 · 10 Comments

Anna Swartwood House: The long history of how Jesus came to resemble a white European

The portrayal of Jesus as a white, European man has come under renewed scrutiny during this period of introspection over the legacy of racism in society.

December 24, 2020 · 2 Comments

Charles Davidson: Hitler’s Visage in Trump’s Shadow

Trump is the sociopathic bully who having been bullied in childhood by a sociopathic father now bullies his way across America, taking his cues from “strongmen” like Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un, and Hitler who bullied his way across the Rhineland and Europe.

August 2, 2020 · 4 Comments

Charles Davidson: The Fundamental Failure of Donald Trump

A Christian looks at Donald Trump.

June 21, 2020 · 7 Comments

Charles Davidson: A World of Surprises

The craft of creativity is far more formidable than comprehensible. We become infinitely more dependent upon what we do not know than upon what we know.

December 25, 2019 · 1 Comment

Michael T. Young: The Gift

I’m rocked into fields
of a lyrical witness, history rolls over
glittering in sunlight

December 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

George Yancy: Dear God, Are You There?

We are in a deep spiritual crisis that can’t be relieved by politics, or philosophy.

August 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Louie Skipper: Startled Again

3 a.m: Startled again in the mirror by my huge head.

August 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Charles Davidson: From Blue Mountain Ridges to Desert Sand Concentration Camps

North Carolina Pastor Kim Wells charges her congregation to take action against the government’s abuse of children on the border.

July 7, 2019 · 2 Comments

Louie Skipper: A single minute

What great assemblies must come to order
before summer can begin?

June 25, 2019 · 2 Comments

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