IN THIS ISSUE
2009, Vol. 9, No. 1
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EXPLORING THE MANSION
"I am shocked, often, at what I see in
blogs. . . . The writers in these pages do
The Turquoise Pen
NoŽl R. King
"'This is my house,'" he declared,
"'and I am gonna live in it.'"
AND THE SILVER SCREEN
"His simple gesture is a gesture of respect,
all the greater for its unimportance. . . ."
BY KEN BEIDLER
"She shows me little hills / Moles
made in her flower beds."
"As we waited at a traffic light on a
bridge, my son asked me, 'What if the bridge fell
in the water?' . . .Well, there is the stumper
"It all began when we had to move mother
into a facility that could better meet her care
AS MY STRENGTH: A JOURNAL ENTRY
"Anything to escape the way I feltI
wanted to feel dead so I wouldnt have to go
any farther than just feeling dead."
"I find myself sentenced to die, for
THE LANE: REVISING A RITUAL, NIGERIAN STYLE
"What matters at the end of the day . . . is
not so much what missionaries or development
workers do, but simply that they came. . .
BY BRENDA HARTMAN-SOUDER
"My daughter leaned into me as / we
shared the tattered Hymns of Our Faith."
HOW CREATIVE HOME MAINTENANCE
IMPROVED MY LIFE
"Frustration festered and ultimately brought
me to the point where I was compelled to inwardly
declare, This is ENOUGH!"
FAITH SEEN AS FISH IN A BARREL: A FILM REVIEW
"Maher may be well-informed and he is
definitely gutsy, but he is by no means
Books, Faith, World
IF JEWS AND GENTILES COULD FIND
EACH OTHER: REVIEWS OF THE
JEWISH-CHRISTIAN SCHISM REVISITED, WHY THE JEWS
REJECTED JESUS, AND OF STATES
"In the end he comes back to his opening
assertion that it was better for the world that
the Jews rejected Jesus."
Michael A. King
"There can be more space to see our children
as the artwork they are once they leave
BY HELEN WADE ALDERFER
"'It is time to go,'" he