The Christian ideal hasn't been tried and found wanting; it has been untried and found difficult.

Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; To be understood, as to...

At the time of Lewis and Clark, setting the prairies on fire was a well-known gesture that meant, "Come down to the water." It was an extravagant gesture, but we can't do less. If the landscape reveals one certainty, it is that the extravagant gesture is the very stuff of creation. After the one extravagant gesture of creation in the first place, the universe...

Front Yard BBQs

The Front Yard BBQ movement was born out of our local City of Neighborhoods efforts. In order to encourage more bottom-up neighborhood engagement, the CoN planning team and I launched a City of Neighborhoods campaign for the summer of 2013. Front Yard BBQ’s were our focus for July. The idea is simple. Move your 4th …