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“BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME!” USING FILM TO HELP THE HOMELESS OVERCOME THE NIMBY OF ESTRANGEMENT

“Exile is strangely compelling to think about but terrible to experience. It is the unhealable rift forced between a human being and a native place, between the self and its true home: its essential sadness can never be surmounted. And

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TENT-LESS-NESS: THE MALADY OF A HOMELESS HEART

“Nothing ever happens in the world that does not happen first inside human hearts.” ~ Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson once went on a camping trip. After enjoying a day of relaxation, they pitched their

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THE CANVAS OF LOVE: ART THERAPY FOR THE HOMELESS

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ~ Thomas Merton During World War II, the Dutch artist, Han van Meegeren, sold priceless art masterpieces worth more than half a billion dollars in today’s currency,

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SOCIAL JUSTICE LEADERSHIP: TRANSFIGURING THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (Part 8)

“Let justice run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.” ~ Amos 5:24 Pitcairn is a South Pacific island that was made famous by a group of mutineers that landed on its volcanic shores in the late 18th

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“AMERICA . . . WE HAVE A PROBLEM!”: DEALING WITH HOMELESSNESS

“There are 552,830 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in America.  Thirty-three percent (33%) are families with children. Forty-eight percent (48%) are unable to work.” ~ The National Alliance to End Homelessness (2018) The nineteenth year of the 21st

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ACQUIRE THE FIRE! TRANSFIGURING THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (Part 7)

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ~ William Butler Yeats The sole survivor of a storm-battered shipwreck prayed feverishly for rescue from the prison of his uninhabited South Pacific Island. After days

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THE VOICE OF THE ARGONAUT: LENTEN MEDITATIONS FOR CHRISTIAN LEADERS

“Some people say Casablanca or Citizen Kane. I say Jason and the Argonauts is the greatest film ever made.”  ~ Tom Hanks On Saturday, February 23rd, a preacher named Mindar gave an historic speech on the Heart Sutra, a key

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