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The meaning of Mende

January 7, 2016

When a friend you love and admire dies unexpectedly, it’s hard not to make it about you.  It’s human nature. There are right and wrong ways to connect with the death of someone who is not a close relative or even a best friend – but someone who was part of your life in some truly meaningful way. The wrong way is to use the death to evoke sympathy for…

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The Bible as inspired art

January 1, 2016

One of my chronic New Year’s resolutions inevitably has to do with the Bible and reading more of it. If you live in Delaware, one of your resolutions should be to visit the Saint John’s Bible exhibit at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover. In Dover through March 27, it is this breathtaking mixture of calligraphy, dazzling gold-leaf illuminations, inspirational images, Benedictine theology, worship, love for the Word…