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Loving and Learning from Different Others

We live in a society that is more divided than ever. We have stacks of research studies to support this claim, but it didn't take a lot of hard data to confirm what I already knew instinctively. Though I teach a course in human diversity and have worked with “different others” for some time, I reali...
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Love without Expectations

Attending a small, private Lutheran school had its difficulties. Although I was from a poor neighborhood, I found myself in an affluent community surrounded by privilege. Understandably, I struggled with developing a sense of self-identity and meaningful friendships in school. I became close ...
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I Live in a Homeless Shelter . . .

When I tell people that I live in a homeless shelter I usually get one of two reactions. The first is admiration and appreciation. The second is a look that tells us they think we’ve lost our minds. When I look at our decision, I sometimes think the second reaction has it right. I do live in a ho...
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