Archived entries for Shannon Huffman Polson

When the Matches Go Out

By Shannon Huffman Polson

When Marie-Henri Beyle visited Florence, that city named for its place among waters, he thought the art he came across might kill him.

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A Blaze of Holy Unease, Part 1

By Shannon Huffman Polson

“Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them.” —Psalm 111:2
As I drove home from the Methow Valley a week ago, I listened to Krista Tippett interview Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann.
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The Final Roll Call

By Shannon Huffman Polson

Ritual matters most within community: within the brother and sisterhood of arms, within the relations of a family. Continue Reading …

The Marrow of Prayer

By Shannon Huffman Polson

Early this year, Spanish researchers published a peer-reviewed paper considering the evidence of social learning in Middle Pleistocene hominids as indicated by patterns of butchery. Continue Reading …



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