Why Church Matters: Cowley Magazine - Spring 2020

We invite you to explore the Spring 2020 issue of Cowley Magazine, which takes up the topic of Why Church Matters. We hope this issue will invite you to discover the sacred in the everyday.

Explore the online magazine, view selected articles below, or download a PDF.

Angels in the Architecture

By Br. Jim Woodrum

“Every part of these churches seemed to point deeper into the mystery of God, with the angels beckoning me to follow.”

In this Monastic Wisdom reflection on “Angels in the Architecture,” Br. Jim Woodrum follows the angels toward a deeper appreciation of why our church buildings matter and how they can help us to become one with the angels.

The Beauty of Holiness

By Br. Curtis Almquist

“Beauty is not functional; beauty is redolent and transformative.”

Br. Curtis Almquist opens the door to the transformative holiness of beauty (and the beauty of holiness).

Fashioned in the Sound of God

By Br. Sean Glenn

“We are each a word and a Wong of God.”

Br. Sean Glenn celebrates the power of sound and song to turn our hearts to their source.

Worship

By Br. James Koester

“Worship at its best is a dangerous activity.”

Br. James Koester marvels at the power of worship not simply to engage us or draw us into the life of God, but to change us.

God Making Room

By Br. Jonathan Maury

“Church is a sacrament of the divine gifts of time and space.”

Br. Jonathan Maury recovers the amazing gifts of time and space, whereby God makes room and humans can encounter the divine.

Why Church Matters: Cowley Spring 2020

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Why Church Matters: Cowley Magazine – Spring 2020 We invite you to explore the Spring 2020 issue of Cowley Magazine, which takes up the topic of Why Church Matters. We hope this issue will invite you to discover the sacred in the everyday. Explore the online magazine, view selected articles below, or download a PDF.

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