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By Bill Tammeus

Because of the abnormal short-term nature of journalism, now not each column can stand the try of time. yet many—even these approximately occasions approximately long gone from the general public consciousness--contain lasting truths. A present of Meaning is a suite of these lasting truths from invoice Tammeus, a columnist for the Kansas urban Star.

Each piece finds Tammeus's try and strive against everlasting which means from the occasions and reports that sweep us alongside day by means of day.

I stopped by way of a homeless safeguard the opposite day to determine a person i do know. As I waited, I felt fairly conspicuous in my swimsuit and tie. in truth, the pleasant guy on the info table requested me if i used to be a pastor. I chuckled.

But as I sat within the foyer ready to work out the guy I got here to examine on, i used to be struck back via what could be the such a lot tough of all human projects: empathy. that's, the problem of truly placing ourselves within the sneakers of others.

In the top, A present of Meaning isn't just a presentation of discovered that means, but in addition a decision to readers to prevent and imagine for themselves. This e-book is a call for participation to respire deeply and hunt down the that means of what the realm heaves at us every day. it truly is an supplying of insights that might supply clean methods of comprehending issues readers inspiration they already understood.

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But I bet that if, in 2100, Preaching magazine compiles a list of the top preachers of the last one hundred years, more than half will be women. Flashes of Light Illuminating the Deep Past May 7, 2000 CHICAGO—What moved me most profoundly when I saw the Field Museum’s Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit here recently was the realization that scholars around the world have worked for decades to reconstruct writing that’s two thousand years old. Imagine what that says about how much we value words. (And imagine how humbling that is for a writer today.

But I bet that if, in 2100, Preaching magazine compiles a list of the top preachers of the last one hundred years, more than half will be women. Flashes of Light Illuminating the Deep Past May 7, 2000 CHICAGO—What moved me most profoundly when I saw the Field Museum’s Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit here recently was the realization that scholars around the world have worked for decades to reconstruct writing that’s two thousand years old. Imagine what that says about how much we value words. (And imagine how humbling that is for a writer today.

And that word will be clearer because of Brown’s vital work. Violating Any Sacred Space Offends All August 18, 1996 ABIQUIU, NEW MEXICO—The monks are in their holy place. Let all the earth keep silence before them. Or, if not all the earth, at least the half dozen of us who have come here to the Monastery of Christ in the Desert for the vespers service, in which fifteen Benedictine monks pray ancient words from the Psalms and, in their well-ordered cycle, prepare for day’s end. The chapel here in the stunning Chama Canyon wilderness—I had to drive thirteen miles on a narrow, crooked dirt road to find the monastery’s sanctuary-in-the-round—is sacred space for these men.

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