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Winter 2020 | Volume 38, Issue 1

The Tribes That Bind

It’s no secret that an “ism” has arisen to diagnose our suspicious moods one to another as group identities become primary and social isolation burrows in—tribalism. Most of us are increasingly living disaggregated lives, our sense of wholeness and belonging fragile as we peer out on a landscape that can appear chaotic at best, hostile at worst. Where is a people we can call our own? By what criteria is this people to be identified, and how then should our allegiance play out? This winter issue takes a pause before these questions, exploring the prismatic meanings and manifestations of tribe as both are shaping our horizons today.

12 Articles In this Issue
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The Tribes That Bind by Anne Snyder

Wrestling with loyalty in a fractured age.

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Habits for Ideological Times by Samuel Kimbriel

“The one who contends with beasts should take care not to become a beast in turn.” —Friedrich Nietzsche

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On Peacemaking by Robin Shaw

Owning and sanctifying our natural tendencies for Christ's sake and the public good.

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“I Saw a Man Fly! I Am Sure I Did!”   by Mack McCarter

And the wolf will dwell with the lamb…

“I Saw a Man Fly! I Am Sure I Did!”

by Mack McCarter
  This article will be released for subscribers on February 20th @ 9am

And the wolf will dwell with the lamb…

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Reflections on Peacekeeping by Lois Varenkamp

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Lost Word: Tribe   by Marlon Hall

Lost Word: Tribe

by Marlon Hall
  This article will be released for subscribers on February 27th @ 9am

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“I Didn‘t Become an Apache. I Was Born an Apache.”   by Rev. Robert Soto

Contextualizing surrender to the transcendent within the inheritance of tribe.

“I Didn‘t Become an Apache. I Was Born an Apache.”

by Rev. Robert Soto
  This article will be released for subscribers on January 30th @ 8am

Contextualizing surrender to the transcendent within the inheritance of tribe.

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Jesus Is a Jew   by David Brooks

The ineffable becomes intelligible in Israel.

Jesus Is a Jew

by David Brooks
  This article will be released for subscribers on February 6th @ 8am

The ineffable becomes intelligible in Israel.

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The Political Captivity of the Faithful   by Nathan Hatch

There are things only the church can do. It should do those things.

The Political Captivity of the Faithful

by Nathan Hatch
  This article will be released for subscribers on February 13th @ 9am

There are things only the church can do. It should do those things.

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What Is Community?   by Seth Kaplan

An illustration.

What Is Community?

by Seth Kaplan
  This article will be released for subscribers on February 27th @ 8am

An illustration.

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Community + God: Inextricable?   by Marisa Casagrande

Community + God: Inextricable?

by Marisa Casagrande
  This article will be released for subscribers on March 5th @ 8am

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The Family: Where You‘re Free to Be a Jerk by Claire Vaidyanathan

Small tribes: cosmic consequences.

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