Issue 017: Visioneering As we compile a print journal on wholeness in politics, in this Visioneering journal series we will explore the problem in politics, the solution, and our creative challenge; how we can create a new category for political engagement; and how you can give peace a voice in Washington.
Issue 016: Re-Creation When we take part in recreation, how can we focus that time on pursuits that help us re-create in politics? At a deeper level, what activities help us experience the life of Jesus more fully? How does his life move us towards wholeness, towards the relief of being set free from political dysfunction? These were the questions we posed to our community of writers for our sixteenth journal series.
Issue 015: A New Era Now it begins. But hope is cold, as cold as stone, as cold as night. We are frozen but we’re searching for power. The stage is packed but the script is empty. The curtain rises but it’s the audience acting. A new era begins but we’re building ruins. Greek columns can’t hold the weight of right now. Healing is now, beneath these snow-chilled stones.
Issue 014: Remember Your Fairy Tales We see through a glass darkly. But the light shining through stirs our emotions. What is that we feel? An ache: we ache inside. No, not an ache: we are filled with longing, a faint sense of feeling what we do not yet feel, of knowing what we do not yet know, of seeing what we do not yet see. All of the earth is not what it seems.
Issue 013: Olympic Gold An athlete races down the track, forward. The confines of her single lane are conquered by her relentless speed. The human body, in full motion, beautifully alive—she hits her stride. The finish line, once towering high above her, now slips beneath her feet, slips away behind her.
Congress could be as inspiring as the Olympic Games.
Issue 012: The Great Outdoors Maybe what our city needs—to discover a deeper knowledge of freedom—is a little more wind on our faces, a little sunburn, a scent from a memory that should never be forgotten. Maybe coming to our senses in politics is literally as simple as coming to our senses. What if, while we explore, we take notes of all we’ve learned?
Issue 011: Energy What if the energy of abundant life can fill our work for all of our days? And what if its rhythm becomes the natural flow of any human endeavor? Creating beauty calls us to live true to the rhythms of human energy. How do we capture it, use it, restore it—and create, again and again?
Issue 010: Beauty From Ashes Beauty rises from the ashes. Can it be possible? At the end of a desert journey, when our political categories are shattered and the dream of saving America has run its futile course, we are empty. The truth is we’ve all had a part in the horror of political dysfunction. The incredible news that cannot be contained is we all get to write the story of restoration.
Issue 009: A Desert Journey A new hope begins to stir. Stipped to the bare essence of existence, we find as we wander through the desert that old and worn ideas connect to form new ideas, a fresh perspective. The uncanny paradox is that in a place seemingly empty of life, out of the ashes life begins anew. We journey through the desert not to die, but to be reborn.