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David Brooks on Sin, Augustine, and the State of His Soul

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“I now consider Augustine the smartest human being I’ve ever encountered.”

David Brooks recently described himself on NPR as “a believer.” Read the interview about his ongoing conversion in The Washington Post here: David Brooks on Sin, Augustine, and the State of His Soul

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TCC Playlist: No Storms Come and It is Well With My Soul by The Innocence Mission

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Karen and Don Perris of the The Innocence Mission met in their Catholic high school and later married. We recommend their 2000 album Christ is my Hope. Karen and Don are practicing Catholics and all the proceeds from the album went to hunger relief charities. Listen to Karen Perris sing, “No Storms Come” and “It is Well With My Soul” after the jump:

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Misc: On a spiritual journey it’s good to have a soul friend

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Everyone I know who has done spiritual direction, myself included, highly recommends it. Kathleen Hirsch writes for Crux about what spiritual direction is, and is not, and how to find a spiritual director (like one of the guys pictured above). Read it here: On a spiritual journey it’s good to have a soul friend

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TCC Reads: “The Collar” and “Love III” by George Herbert

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Sometimes it helps to read some old poetry. The poems of the Englishman George Herbert meant a lot to me growing up because they capture the experience of being pursued by God even when you are trying to escape. Read “The Collar” and “Love III” after the jump: