Reclaiming Healing Space

By Steven Norris       “The hospital looks and feels like a war zone,” cried one headline in March 2020. Sadly, numerous subsequent headlines have echoed the sentiment over the past twelve months.       As I continue to ponder Wendell Berry’s suggestion that “there...

Reclaiming the Public Square

By Steven Norris       “There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places” (Wendell Berry). Perhaps more than any other, the public square has been desecrated by violent and destructive words and acts over the past year.         The...

Reclaiming the Sacred at Home

By Steven Norris       “There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places.” Wendell Berry’s words frame my own thinking this Lent. As I reflect on my own circumstances, I want to encourage us all to think about how we might reclaim...
Reclaim the Sacred

Reclaim the Sacred

By Steven Norris Wendell Berry is the kind of Baptist I want to be when I grow up. A Kentucky farmer, the 86 year old novelist, poet, essayist, and environmentalist faithfully advocates for a deep connection to our land and for a corresponding spirituality of...

Saved by Beauty

Saved by Beauty By Steven Norris I think that I could have stood before the van Gogh original all day. Was it the swirl of colors across the canvas? Was it the way the artist captured the light playing on the subject? In the beauty of oil on canvas, I was pretty sure...

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