Tag Archives: Henri Nouwen

A Land of Lonely Hunters

A common theme from the last few weeks of news articles and essays and reading points to the issue of loneliness as a real fruit of our modern era. ¬† I suppose we’ve known this since the release of Bowling … Continue reading

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Nouwen and the First Question

For a number of years I have been convinced that one of the best things that I can do as a teacher is to ask good questions. ¬†Question-asking has been particularly fruitful with upperclassmen, as it allows for a more … Continue reading

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Triangulating for Spiritual Direction

Before beginning the main discussion in Spiritual Direction, Henri Nouwen points to three different points of connection, spiritual disciplines, that are necessary for a healthy approach to a wisdom that can help us “to slow down and order our time, … Continue reading

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Nouwen and a Long Obedience with No Direction

In yesterday’s post I asked a question that twisted the popular 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 passage a bit: what if the changes effected in contemporary culture have led us to feeling more renewed in body but more diminished, even damaged, in … Continue reading

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Nouwen and the “Real Life” Fallacy

One of the phrases that frustrates me most as a teacher always starts “but in the real world. . .”¬† I understand the idea, that you want to expose students to situations and problems that they will come across once … Continue reading

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