New today from the Century:
- Sara Maitland's annual sojourn in pursuit of desert silence: "All deserts are silent, harsh and beautiful. Sinai adds its history of God’s dealings with humanity. It’s a holy place where the veil is lifted."
- A companion interview with Maitland:“Silence gives me freedom in both real time and psychic time. When I talk less, I see more. And silence gives me time to pray.” (subscription required)
- Carol Howard Merritt on the rules of power and why pastors should understand them
- What J. C. Schaap won't forget about April 4, 1968
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