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Desert Fathers

The truth is that conversation is easier than observation, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Teaching by conversation does not require one to be open to the Spirit of resurrection. Teaching by observation does. Read more

Practicing Faith

Receiving help is as important as giving it, especially for spiritual formation, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

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The wisdom of the desert fathers and mothers – Christianity's first monastics – offers examples of how to deal with the world's "demons," writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more

Practicing Faith

Friar Juniper

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Drawing on tales from early monastics, the Rev. Jason Valendy asserts that pastoral leaders today should look foolish so that they don't draw attention away from Christ. Read more

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