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CURRENT ISSUE: Volume 29, Number 1, Winter 2017 / Profile

A Tree Can't Live in Space

Jo Swinney recounts how she came to realize that she had come to neglect the here and now in her conception of home: "Rather than panic about my sense of profound homelessness, I found a way to spiritualize the nomadic life I assumed I would continue to lead. It wasn’t hard. I saw myself as an Abram, ready to up sticks and trek into the unknown at the faintest whisper of God’s call."   More…

A Sacred Patch of Carpet

Bestselling author and international speaker Gary Thomas tells the story of his and his family's move from the Pacific Northwest to Houston, Texas. He reflects on missing the beauty of his old home and how a patch of carpet in his new church becomes a new sacred space.   More…

Redeeming Public Space

"There is no such thing as a public space without an embedded narrative. ... In my professional life as an urban planner, my aspiration is to work toward the redemption of these narratives, to seek ways of shaping public spaces with reference to the Christian narrative of hope." Urban planner Iain MacPherson explores paths toward redeeming public space.   More…

This Is the Place

Follow Carolyn Arends into the recording studio as she reflects on songwriting, spirituality, and her experience at Regent College.   More…

Volume 28, Number 1, Winter 2016

When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong

When Pastor Matt Kitchener found the courage to share his struggle with depression with his church leadership and congregation, he encountered unexpected grace, healing, and rest.   More…

A Cry beyond Lament

How do we pray when our cries of anguish seem to fall on deaf ears? Tim Boland makes a case for honest lament and finds surprising consolation in Jeremiah 20.   More…

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