Scripture as Fireweed Seed: A Response to Bill Harkins's Transition, Resilience, and Fireweed
Harkins' essay suggests a credible explanation for the enduring role the biblical canon has had in the lives of generations of believers: at their core, these are texts of resilience. Read more...
Abiding in Love: Stories of Affliction, Resilience, and Hope
Every human being will suffer. Often they will find resources in family, in faith, or in their own spirit to turn that suffering into wisdom. Suffering knocks off some of the judgmental edges and gives a kind of sensitivity and insight that allows us to perceive the suffering of others and respond with greater generosity. Read more...
Response to Bill Harkins's "Transition, Resilience, and Fireweed"
. . . it strikes me that resilience (at least in human communities) requires two basic things in the midst of change and crisis: interpretive frameworks that enable people to make meaning, and embodied practices that nurture communal bonds and personal well-being. Read more...