IN THIS ISSUE
Spring 2010, Vol. 10, No. 2
EDITORIAL: VOICES OF THE VOICELESS
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"This issue of DreamSeeker Magazine provides no tidy answers—but does
seek to give prominence to voices perhaps inadequately heard from."
POETRY BY KEN GIBBLE
"So why is it / looking at them now / I’m drenched in sadness?"
POETRY BY DALE BICKSLER
"Upon receiving some of my poems, / my dad wondered if ‘the Lord’ was in them."
WHO ARE THE VOICELESS NOW?
"I was devastated when . . . a bishop flatly remarked that . . . for a
woman to be in leadership was a "perversion of her sexuality, just as
homosexuality is a perversion."
Beneath the Skyline
EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING PERFECTLY FINE
"A good place to start in removing the stigma from depression . . .
would be to simply acknowledge that not all of us are happy all of the
THE PRIVATE DANCER
Rachael L. King
"Let her dance until her breath comes in gasps, until her face flushes pink. . . ."
Books, Faith, World & More
HISTORY AS VIEWED THROUGH PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: REVIEWS OF ONCE UPON A COUNTRY; RABBLE FOR PEACE; AND OF WAR, PEACE AND SOCIAL CONSCIENCE
"A good bit of Burkholder’s dissertation amounted, in context, to a
frontal attack on huge chunks of what Hershberger had been working for."
PLANTING ON THE UPGONE SIGN
Mary Alice Hostetter
"I tried to imagine my mother, a simple Mennonite woman, celebrating in a mudbath in California, or on a trek to Nepal."
A SWORN CHRISTIAN
David W. T. Brattston
"I asked, ‘Are you telling this tribunal that in obedience to your Lord
and Savior, Jesus Christ, what you say to us will be the truth, the
whole truth, and nothing but the truth?’"
THE SNAPSHOT OF A CONGREGATION
Mark. R. Wenger
"The visit intrigued me. Chiques COB is not the kind of congregation
that trend-setting magazines typically feature. But I found it
refreshing. . . ."
UP IN THE AIR: CONTEMPORARY FILM NOIR
"In his spare time he gives motivational talks about ‘unloading the
backpack of your life.’ Yet there is a melancholy streak in Ryan’s
blithe nonchalance that is gently revealed. . . ."
"STUFF"—MINIMIZED, LOST, AND APPRAISED
"Do you embrace the opportunity to start anew, clutter-free, and pick
and choose the stuff you want and need back in your life and home?"
BECOMING E-FAMILIES BUT NOT BODIES IN VATS
Michael A. King
"I was embarrassed, given how ambivalent I am about Facebook, to realize what a glow those birthday wishes cast over my day."
The Turquoise Pen
NoŽl R. King
"I came around the bush a few moments later and said, ‘Good morning, Cars! How are you today?’"