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By Gordon C. Stewart,Eric Ringham,Wayne G. Boulton

Be nonetheless! Departure from Collective Madness echoes the decision of the Navajo sage and the psalmist who invited their hearers to stop--"If we retain going this fashion, we will get the place we are going"--and be still--"Be nonetheless, and be aware of. . . ." Like photos in a photograph album taken from a different lens, those essays zoom in on singular moments of time the place the area is making headlines, drawing recognition to the sin of exceptionalism in its nationwide, racial, non secular, cultural, and species manifestations. knowledgeable by means of eastern Christian theologian Kosuke Koyama, Elie Wiesel, Wendell Berry, and others, the writer invitations the reader to decelerate, be nonetheless, and leave from "collective insanity" earlier than the Navajo sage is true. instructed within the voice commonplace to listeners of All issues Considered and Minnesota Public Radio, those poetic essays occasionally suppose as favourite as an previous kin photograph album, however the photos themselves are taken from a thought-provoking perspective.

"This wondrous selection of wealthy snippets will be of curiosity and price if just for the wealthy resource fabric that Gordon Stewart charges from, because it needs to be an inexhaustible reminiscence and/or dossier. however the many phrases he prices aren't any greater than launching pads for Stewart's expansive mind's eye and agile brain that take us, many times, into clean discernment, new territory, unanticipated calls for, and open-ended chance. All of that provides as much as grace, and Stewart is a bold witness to grace that occupies all of our territory."
--Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

"These are beautiful, robust, centering essays--messages from and for a delicate yet attractive planet." 
--Bill McKibben, writer of Eaarth: creating a lifestyles on a difficult New Planet

"As somebody who navigates the pleasures and perils of the twenty-first-century campus, having Be Still! at my fingertips can be like having a counselor, a consultant, a truly current assist in those times. This quantity touches the heart beat of our instances with the infrequent mix of unwavering candor and delicate mercy."
--Lucy A. Forster-Smith, Sedgwick Chaplain, Senior Minister within the Memorial Church,
Harvard University

Gordon C. Stewart's visitor commentaries on religion and tradition have aired on All issues Considered and in print on MPR, Minnpost.com, and the StarTribune. An ordained minister within the Presbyterian Church (USA), he has led ecumenical campus ministries and church buildings in Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, ny, and Minnesota. He used to be the 1st non-lawyer govt Director of the criminal Rights middle, a nonprofit public security company in Minneapolis.

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