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The Art of Living with Limits Cherie Harder Wednesday, April 29, 2020 In a typical week, we are everyday bombarded with advertising, self-help stratagems, and motivational pep talks that urge us to live life beyond limits—to break down the barriers and barge through the constraints that keep our desires just beyond our grasp. We are told
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Resilience & Imagination Dr. Joseph Loconte Wednesday, April 22, 2020 On a stormy night in early December of 1929—about two months after the start of the Great Crash—two Oxford professors met to talk about their shared love of English literature and ancient mythologies. “I was up till 2:30 on Monday, talking to the Anglo-Saxon professor
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Reading in a Pandemic Karen Swallow Prior Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Confession: I’m a lifelong avid reader who has, not one, but two, professions centered on books—one as an English professor and the other as an author (who writes mainly about reading). And yet, even with all this “extra” time at home, I’m having trouble
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Good Friday Reflection Cherie Harder Friday, April 10, 2020 Friends, In most years, the joys and reverence of Holy Week are often eclipsed by the candy trappings and social hullaballo of the Easter holiday weekend. But this has been a very Lent-y Lent. Our vulnerability and mortality seems less remote and theoretical; our sources of
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Loving Your Neighbor in a Pandemic Mark Lagon Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Mark P. Lagon is Chief Policy Officer at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum. Mark previously served as CEO of Freedom House and of Polaris, as well as U.S. Ambassador at Large to
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Silence, Space, and Rest Cherie Harder Tuesday, March 31, 2020 The following reflection, written in February of 2011 has been adapted from our archives. Friends, We are now in the midst of what may be the most counter-cultural of holiday seasons: Lent. In stark contrast to the crazed consumerism that accompanies Advent, or even the
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Navigating Uncertain Times Cherie Harder Friday, March 20, 2020 Dear Friends, It has been a sobering and unsettling week. We hope each of you reading this is staying healthy and staying connected, if through creative and virtual means. The Trinity Forum transitioned to telework last week, and have been praying each day at our video
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Positively Pluralistic Cherie Harder Monday, February 24, 2020 Learn more about the Trinity Forum's first-ever report "Christianity, Pluralism, and Public Life in America: Insights from Christian Leaders" here. The times, they are a-changing: America is quickly becoming much more religiously diverse and divided. By some estimates, over three-quarters of senior citizens identify as Christian, but
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In Memory of Al McDonald Os Guinness Wednesday, November 27, 2019 It is with sad but grateful hearts that we commemorate the extraordinary life of co-founder Alonzo (“Al”) McDonald, who passed away this past week at the age of 91. Al’s remarkable life included service as CEO of McKinsey, President and Vice-Chairman of the Bendix
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Crossing a Digital Divide Cherie Harder Friday, June 7, 2019   Sometimes dramatic changes happen with little fanfare. This year, a cultural Rubicon was crossed, as significant as it was unheralded: the time we spend on mobile devices now exceeds the time spent with TV. The time-use study published by emarketer.com shows the trajectory of Americans’
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