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On September 8, 9, and 10, the Collegeville Institute co-sponsored a series of events in remembrance of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. →By Susan Sink
In this interview, Deanna Witkowski talks about making hearts sing, why jazz is the perfect music for worship, and how improvisation can help theologians. →
Flannery O'Connor was an only child, but once she remarked that death was "brother to my imagination." Don't miss this poem about Flannery's eerie twin. →
Faith & CultureWhy all the hoopla over the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen's death? The answer, argues Susan VanZanten, has to do with kindness.If you notice what you notice, and write deeply and honestly, you can create an authentic, fresh linkage of image to abstraction—a fresh metaphor.For writers desiring to affect readers, the tool most likely to work is metaphor.Sentence Power: A careful choice of sentence form can dramatically improve your prose, enhancing the energy of any subject.If your goal is to energetically engage your readers, to grab them by the lapel and say, “Wake up!” “Take note!” “You need this information!” or to touch their hearts, then pay attention to the verbs you use.
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