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Debra Rienstra

cultural commentaryspirituality

The Aesthetics of Decline

It’s heartbreaking to see the once-beautiful churches in these photographs encrusted with mold and junk and falling apart. Plaster crumbles from sanctuary ceilings, organs molder, pews gather coatings of dirt and dust, stairwells collapse into piles of beautifully carved, jumbled pieces.
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June 5, 2021
memoir

Pandemic Check-up

Let’s test your reflexes, shall we? Oh. Oh my. Are you feeling numbness or tingling in your extremities? Um. I guess I’m kind of feeling numbness everywhere.
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February 13, 2021
naturetheology

Sacramental Transparency

The ordinary stuff of the physical world, the very fundamentals of survival provided by God, are transformed through human art and through the blessing of the Spirit, and they become means of grace.
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January 30, 2021