The Common Good

Results for Listening

How I Kissed Evangelizing Goodbye
Originally Posted: 08/11/2014 - 9:47am | Type: Blog

What I came to discover is how much the world craves a listening ear. The biggest problem I have with evangelizing is that you enter into a relationship with a prescribed intention, and that stands in the way ...

Seven Questions for Kelly and Peter Shenk Koontz
Originally Posted: 08/07/2014 - 10:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Peter and Kelly Shenk Koontz know the difficulties and joys of peacebuilding in Kabul, Afghanistan. ...

Waiting for the Music
Originally Posted: 07/16/2014 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

The attention that comes from being lost in the space, the time, the sound, in one another, grounds me like none other. I am waiting for the music to return — the sonorous graces ...

Listening As an Act of Love
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

The story of Pentecost always begins with a sound; the gathering of people and a sound. So often we focus on what is being said at the time in the story and ignore all the listening that takes place. ...

Be nice. They're listening (and taking notes).
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. If you have something to hide, hide it better. SINCE WE NOW know the federal government has bee ...

Aren't We Supposed to Be Peacemakers?
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels Wherever I go in the world, I want to be quick to listen to differing perspectives and slow to pick sides. ...

The Vocation of Presence
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 11:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Sometimes I fly through my schedule so fast that I zoom past the craft. A FEW YEARS back, Sojour ...

Citizens United, Freedom of Speech, and the Liberation of Listening
Originally Posted: 08/21/2012 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

As Paul Tillich once said, “The first duty of love is to listen," so for us to love our neighbors as Jesus’ proclaimed, perhaps we start not with preaching, but with listening, and thus showing an appreci ...

Phone Foul: The Importance of Being a Good Listener
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 11:02am | Type: Blog

In the business I am in, of ministry and pastoral care, listening is such an important thing. I can prepare all the fancy theology and exegesis imaginable but if I don’t listen I might be getting it all wrong ...

Two Ears, Two Eyes, One Voice
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jennifer Hope Kottler We need to listen carefully to those hurt by the oil spill. It has been said that God cr ...