“Earth’s Crammed with Heaven…”

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes – The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.” — Elizabeth Barrett Browning In her book, Waiting for God, the French philosopher, Simone Weil, suggests that attention is the chief means by which our souls [Read More…]

Who’s Telling the Story?

“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” So begins the Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 video that went viral yesterday. And yet, I would perhaps change this opening quote to say something like, “Nothing is more powerful than the stories by which we construct our identities,” because these stories determine who you [Read More…]

Blue Like Jazz and a Memorable Evening

Last night I took my good friend and fellow blogger Erin to the sneak preview screening of “Blue Like Jazz,” directed by the amazing Steve Taylor. The movie, which comes out on April 13th, is based on the bestselling book by Donald Miller. Before the movie started Erin and I went to say hello to [Read More…]