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Struggling to Become Human
Originally Posted: 08/25/2014 - 9:59am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann In scholarship and life, Walter Wink sought the truth with passion. WALTER WINK IS know ...

Mom: Prayer, Pure Sweetness and No Nudity Involved
Originally Posted: 05/11/2012 - 8:30am | Type: Blog

“Get working on your prayer life,” I told myself. I knew what made my mother who she was. She was close to very few people. But she was close to God. Whatever character defects my mother started out with, the ...

The Heart of All Anxiety: Fear of Loss
Originally Posted: 03/04/2012 - 7:07pm | Type: Blog

I got emails from my mom and uncle about Nana, my last living grandparent. The news isn’t great. She’s struggled with dementia for some years now and hasn’t recognized me the last several times I’ve seen her. ...

Til Death (or Dementia or Illness) Us Do Part?
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 1:54pm | Type: Blog

When the person you married goes through a dramatic change, what's a spouse to do? As Valentine's Day approaches, clergy, ethicists and brain injury experts agree: There are no easy answers. ...

The Bookends of Life
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

There's something special about the bookends of our lifetimes. I became a first-time father seven months ago and a hospice chaplain just one month past. There's somethin ...

An Ash Wednesday Memoir of Mortality
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href=""></a>Fifteen years ago next week, on my mother's 85th ...