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Four Squares*

2015 Merit Award
By Owen Davis-Bower

Four Squares

Racing through the cool dark forest
Four grey wolves take chase.

Four squares are all I need… 54 more words


Does Giving Really Make Us Happy?

Mahatma Gandhi once said ‘the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others’. Whether it’s raising money for charity, giving change to the homeless man on the street corner or even surprising your other half with flowers, many of us give on a regular basis but why do we do this? 451 more words



Last week I finished a book that I think many of you might appreciate.  You won’t find it in the “history” section of your local bookstore.  1,276 more words

Faith And History

Christian Formation in a Changing Church: Part 2

This is the second part of a series of posts stemming from a presentation I did at the 3rd Annual “Spring Training for God’s Mission” Day 2015 for the… 791 more words

Faith & Culture

On Christian Smith's The Sacred Project of American Sociology

“A religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, that is to say, things set apart and forbidden – beliefs and practices which unite into one single moral community called a Church, all those who adhere to them.” …

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Just Plain Sociology