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“In Every Man There is a Monk and an Explorer”  Ben Stauffer

The Ingenious Jesus Prayer

December 12th, 2018|

I first came across the "Jesus Prayer" when I read Salinger's Franny and Zooey in college. As I remember it a couple of brainy adolescents discover the Eastern Orthodox hesychasm --the practice of contemplation through the use of

On the Benefits of Beards

November 25th, 2018|

Every November there is a campaign called “No Shave November” in which men are encouraged to grow facial hair. This is to raise awareness of prostate cancer. No doubt this is a worthy cause,

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