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Pensée #5: Stanley Hauerwas on the System vs. the Kingdom

Pensée #4: Henri Nouwen on Pastoral Conversation

“…[Pastoral] conversation is not merely a skillful use of conversational techniques to manipulate people into the Kingdom of God, but a deep human encounter in which people are willing to put their own faith and doubt, their own hope and despair, their own light and darkness at the disposal of others who want to find … Continue reading

Pensée #3: Henri Nouwen on Broken Ministry

Whether we try to enter into a dislocated world, relate to a convulsive generation, or speak to a dying person, our service will not be perceived as authentic unless it comes from a heart wounded by the suffering about which we speak. ~Henri Nouwen, The Wounded Healer, p.4

Pensée #2: Wendell Berry on Supply and Demand

Rats and roaches live by competition under the law of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy. ~Wendell Berry, “Economy and Pleasure,” in What are People For?, p. 135

Pensée #1: Pascal’s Fire

I thought I would start to share some of my favorite thoughts (pensées) from some of my favorite writers.  Since I have blatantly ripped off the title for this series from Blaise Pascal, I thought it would be appropriate to begin with a very special word from him.  After his death, a piece of parchment … Continue reading

NCSU Graduate Christian Fellowship

Hi! I'm David, the campus minister for InterVarsity's graduate and faculty ministries at NC State and Meredith College. I hope you'll join me as I learn to "practice resurrection" in the City of Oaks, in her universities, and in the wider world. You can contact me at dmwilliams83@gmail.com

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