New today from the Century:
- Craig Barnes gets thoughtful at a border crossing: "Why, the customs officer wanted to know, was I traveling to Canada just to preach? It was a question to ponder." (subscription required)
- Todd Friesen reviews Martin Laird's book on contemplative prayer: "Drawing from his work with university students and other spiritual
directees, Laird tells stories about people who are slowly learning how
to detach themselves from the tyranny of their thoughts in order to open
up more space for the quiet contemplation of God." (subscription required)
- Debra Dean Murphy raises the issue of 9/11 remembrance and voyeurism: "It strikes me that grieving-through-media does not serve us well, individually or collectively."
- Theodore Wardlaw gets sermon-prep help from an old friend: "All preachers need at least one trusted conversation partner
whom we can call in the middle of the night, if necessary."
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