Just Imagine: No Longer Reducing Others to Labels

An ethical response to the Earth requires the use of imagination for proper “knowing,” says Norman Wirzba in his book, “From Nature to Creation: A Christian Vision for Understanding and Loving Our World.” In advancing this argument, he refers...

Prophets See World for What It Could Be

The defining characteristic of the biblical prophets was not the ability to predict the future, especially not in the Nostradamus-type way that we tend to think of it in modern times. Neither was their role primarily that of acting as the social conscience for ancient...

Why You Need to Free Your Stifled Imagination

We leave the imagination stuff to children – imaginary friends and Peter Pan’s epic imaginary food fight come to mind. Certainly, higher thinkers and wise adults would have moved past imagination to knowledge. This is dangerous. Maybe our quest for knowledge is...

Our Challenge to Imagine a Nonviolent World

It’s almost too much these days to even turn on the television news, open the morning paper or log on to a news website. Most of us are on edge and we can’t handle another bad news story. The Boston Marathon bombing. The kidnapped trio of women in...