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Heather King

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Pilgrim, mystic, friend. Lover of Flannery O'Connor, Dostoevsky, Emily Dickinson, Kafka, Hank Williams, and the Gospels. Frequent Mass-goer. Extreme introvert. Reader, writer, ponderer of paradox, adorer of birds, flowers, and trees. Interested in the habit of art, the Little Way, the creative urge, and bringing the light of Christ to writing, music, painting, architecture, film, gardening, cooking, filling cavities—in fact, every aspect of our daily lives.

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A Book of Sparks

And Then There Were Books

You can’t press violets in an e-reader, or size up a potential friend whose bookcase resides on a microchip. Heather King ponders the vast humanity that resides in the writing and reading of real, ink-scented, living and life-giving books. Read More »

The Reduction of Desire

To want to stay in people's good graces isn't necessarily a bad thing, but becomes a bad thing if we're thereby led to reduce Christ to a social worker or a cop or a politician, just to keep from being yelled at. Read More »

The Flowers of Evil

As French poet Baudelaire said, "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist." Read More »

Freak for Christ: The Cost of Conversion

Our task is to constantly set ourselves on fire with Christ. Read More »

The Saint from UCLA

A cancer-clinic encounter with an atypical saint, or, finding Christ in the surprising disguise of a Whopper-eating mallrat. Read More »

Finishing the Race: Christ as Athlete and Agoniste

The Crucifixion was Christ's "race." He trained all his life. Declining to measure effort in a rational or strategic way. Read More »

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And Then There Were Books

You can’t press violets in an e-reader, or size up a potential friend whose bookcase resides on a microchip. Heather King ponders the vast humanity that resides in the writing and reading of real, ink-scented, living and life-giving books. Read More »

The Reduction of Desire

To want to stay in people's good graces isn't necessarily a bad thing, but becomes a bad thing if we're thereby led to reduce Christ to a social worker or a cop or a politician, just to keep from being yelled at. Read More »

The Flowers of Evil

As French poet Baudelaire said, "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist." Read More »

Freak for Christ: The Cost of Conversion

Our task is to constantly set ourselves on fire with Christ. Read More »

The Saint from UCLA

A cancer-clinic encounter with an atypical saint, or, finding Christ in the surprising disguise of a Whopper-eating mallrat. Read More »

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