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As a pastor, it’s my job to pay attention
In the Mennonite tradition, we are all priests. But I still have a particular role to play.
For Simone Weil, philosophy was not merely academic
Robert Zaretsky offers a vivid picture of how truth telling made Weil’s life complicated.
by Charles Scriven
The receptive, reflective act of paying attention
For Simone Weil, paying attention means asking, ”What are you going through?”
by Peter W. Marty
It takes faith to resist the attention economy
We need to relearn a capacity to dwell in God’s presence.
by Katherine Willis Pershey
Danusha Laméris’s new book is filled with small kindnesses
A luminous poetry collection marked by joy and sorrow, humor and truth.
by James Crews
Reading Toni Morrison in Advent
A seasonal practice: cultivate the patient gaze to describe life as we find it.
by Stephanie Paulsell