How to Respond & Pray in the Midst of Crises

How to Respond & Pray in the Midst of Crises

How should we respond in the midst of crises? The short answer, no surprise, is: By praying. More than any other writings, the ancient Hebrew and Christian hymn book, the Psalms, show us how.

Burnside Is Pressing Pause

Burnside Is Pressing Pause

As you may have noticed, it has been unusually quiet around here.

You’re Just Not That Into You

You’re Just Not That Into You

Editor’s Note — This article was first published on Burnside in 2010, and we’re republishing it as part of our New Year’s celebration. Every January my clinic schedule fills up with patients who, in keeping with their New Year’s resolutions, want to lose weight, drink less alcohol, and stop smoking. In my first few years […]

10 Spiritual Resolutions

10 Spiritual Resolutions

Editor’s Note — This was first published on Burnside in 2008, and we’re republishing it as part of our New Year’s celebration. Many of us (me in particular), have a difficult time with discipline. Our fear of turning our faith into a series of routines and religious habits keeps us from experiencing any structured spiritual […]

Betsy Zabel

Visual Arts

Best of 2013: Art

Although I didn’t get to see all the art I wanted to see–I refused to stand in long lines–I did manage to see quite a few inspired and inspiring works, art that made me stop and think, art that paralleled my literary interests, art that got my heart beating. This is my very biased list–it […]

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Jan 14, 2014 3:00

Poetry

Every town would kill its prophets if it could

Every town would kill its prophets if it could

Every town would kill its prophets if it could.
We’d turn their blood into stone,
Their vision into marble or bronze
Their words into platitudes
That we place on schoolhouse walls.

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Feb 1, 2014 5:00

Books

Best of 2013: Books

It’s that time of year when everyone’s doing their Best of 2013 lists, so I figured I’d add mine! I know most people pick 5 or 10, but I picked 6. Why 6, you ask? For arbitrary reasons. Yes, I read more than 6 books this year. No, they weren’t all from 2013. And no, […]

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Jan 16, 2014 3:00

Music

Best of 2013: Music

Best of 2013: Music

10 albums and songs that spoke to faith in 2013, plus 10 more good ones.

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Jan 15, 2014 3:00

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How to Make A Saint Call God a Liar in Five Minutes or Less

For those look a quick and dirty to make the average spiritually-minded person challenge God’s integrity, I think I’ve found it: Tell that saint that he or she continues to have deep character flaws that will derail their best efforts obey God. Odds are said person will challenge your assessment and by doing so will […]

April 6th, 2014 | Meditations | Read More
Every town would kill its prophets if it could

Every town would kill its prophets if it could

Every town would kill its prophets if it could.
We’d turn their blood into stone,
Their vision into marble or bronze
Their words into platitudes
That we place on schoolhouse walls.

February 1st, 2014 | Fiction & Poetry, Poetry | Read More
Sacrament

Sacrament

Let the wine pour down, the bread of mercy break,
Even though I do not take.

January 25th, 2014 | Poetry | Read More
How to Respond & Pray in the Midst of Crises

How to Respond & Pray in the Midst of Crises

How should we respond in the midst of crises? The short answer, no surprise, is: By praying. More than any other writings, the ancient Hebrew and Christian hymn book, the Psalms, show us how.

January 22nd, 2014 | Essays, Featured | Read More
Burnside Is Pressing Pause

Burnside Is Pressing Pause

As you may have noticed, it has been unusually quiet around here.

January 16th, 2014 | Featured, Letters from the Editor | Read More

Best of 2013: Books

It’s that time of year when everyone’s doing their Best of 2013 lists, so I figured I’d add mine! I know most people pick 5 or 10, but I picked 6. Why 6, you ask? For arbitrary reasons. Yes, I read more than 6 books this year. No, they weren’t all from 2013. And no, […]

January 16th, 2014 | Arts, Books | Read More
Best of 2013: Music

Best of 2013: Music

10 albums and songs that spoke to faith in 2013, plus 10 more good ones.

January 15th, 2014 | Music | Read More
Poetry at Work Day!

Poetry at Work Day!

Hey! Guess what? Perhaps you didn’t know, but today is Poetry at Work Day, and our clever, poetic friends over at Tweetspeak Poetry are celebrating. Why not visit during your coffee break?

January 14th, 2014 | Letters from the Editor, Poetry | Read More

Best of 2013: Art

Although I didn’t get to see all the art I wanted to see–I refused to stand in long lines–I did manage to see quite a few inspired and inspiring works, art that made me stop and think, art that paralleled my literary interests, art that got my heart beating. This is my very biased list–it […]

January 14th, 2014 | Arts, Visual Arts | Read More
Masterpiece

Masterpiece

Sketches dance before my eyes
Beautifully naïve
Incomplete
Black and white

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