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Theopoetics: Breathing Fresh Life into Faith Communities (Part 2)

*Editorial Note: Part 1 of Michelle’s piece, “Theopoetics: Breathing Fresh Life into Faith Communities,” published on Tuesday, June 11th. It can be read here. ~CK
Russ became a photographer the year his nine-year-old daughter was dying of cancer. He spent hours with her in the hospital and then walked back to his hotel, often deliberately taking different routes each day. Some days, Russ needed a longer walk than others. Along the way, he started taking pictures with his phone, frequently of things that were rusting and decaying. When Russ realized what he was doing, he became afraid and ashamed that he was not taking pictures of sunrises and birds soaring — clear metaphors for healing and faith. He wondered…
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