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Those of us who find a place in church, have no position from which to critique anyone for whom church is not a useful formulation.

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Words are important. But, especially in translation, it is difficult to know for sure if the word chosen by the translator to convey the original intent of the author or speaker is the correct word.

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Sometimes it is therapeutic just to pause and take in a small portion of the beauty.

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39 When they had finished everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.

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Create space for beauty.

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On June 11, Shelagh Rogers interviewed Canadian poets Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane on CBC’s “The Next Chapter”.

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I am pretty sure I have said enough about Terrence Malick’s film “The Tree of Life” on this blog.
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In case you are weary of my ramblings on “The Tree of Life”, at least skip to the bottom of this post where you will find a transcript of Malick’s stirring sermon from the film.

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Terrence Malick writes great sermons; at least he wrote a great sermon for “The Tree of Life.” The Job sermon to which the O’Brien family listen in church on a Sunday morning, is a profound piece of theology, a beautiful piece of poetry, and a deep well of spiritual wisdom and insight.
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Last week for three days in a row a great horned owl roosted in our back yard. He came early every morning, departed in the evening, and returned the next day. He sat perched not far from our house blending in to the gary oaks among which he sat peering out at the world all day.
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Terrence Malick’s 1978 film, “Days of Heaven,” is a meditation on loss, destiny, and beauty. Almost everything in the film, quite literally, goes up in flames, swept away by forces over which no one has any control. It is no mistake that the film ends with soldiers boarding a train that will carry them into the chaos of battle at the beginning of the First World War.
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