Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

Wild With Words

By Joyce D. Sohl Words fill up a page. Words fill up our minds and thoughts. Words fill up the airwaves. Words are everywhere! Words are, for most of us, our common creative medium. We use them to communicate with each other in conversation; we use...

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The Culture of Violence

By Chandra Allen As the images of our culture of violence continue to overflow across the media outlets, I am overtaken by the level of violence that is perpetrated within and against communities. I am saddened by our inhumanity towards one another and our inability to...

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Epiphany

By Joyce D. Sohl January 6 is known as the day of Epiphany and it is followed by the season of Epiphany through Ash Wednesday. In the early church Epiphany celebrated the coming of the magi, the baptism of Jesus and the early miracles of Jesus....

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Loving-Kindness: Taking Care

By Chandra Allen Before Christmas, the Woman to Woman group gathered at Scarritt Bennett Center for our monthly Circle meeting. This year our theme is “Identity: Culture, Community, and Self.” So far we have explored what it means to be part of culture – culture we...

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The Coming of Consumerism…I Mean, Christmas!

By Anita Peebles So, I wrote a blog post a couple weeks ago about the consumer culture of Black Friday, read it here: http://www.scarrittbennett.org/thanksgiving-is-almost-here-bring-on-the-sales/. Naturally, the day after Thanksgiving, I went to The Santa Claus Parade in Peoria, IL and basically celebrated the commercialization of Christmas....

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Competing Seasonal Stories

By Dr. Jackie L. Halstead I like to think of the seasons in terms of the story they represent. Each season is a chapter in the story of the year. Winter is one of my favorite seasons. There is something peaceful about this chapter. It’s about...

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