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October 8, 1992 | MARY ROURKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Henri Nouwen is one of the most popular writers and educators in his field, but most people have never heard of him. He has published 30 books, including his latest, "The Return of the Prodigal Son," new this fall from Doubleday. But he's never been on a big-time author's tour. When he taught at Yale, his classes were packed. At Harvard, his fame preceded him. But when he left academic life in the mid-'80s, he didn't go into politics, business or on the talk-show circuit.
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October 8, 1992 | MARY ROURKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Henri Nouwen is one of the most popular writers and educators in his field, but most people have never heard of him. He has published 30 books, including his latest, "The Return of the Prodigal Son," new this fall from Doubleday. But he's never been on a big-time author's tour. When he taught at Yale, his classes were packed. At Harvard, his fame preceded him. But when he left academic life in the mid-'80s, he didn't go into politics, business or on the talk-show circuit.
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BOOKS
October 9, 1994 | SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS
FIFTY DAYS OF SOLITUDE by Doris Grumbach (Beacon Press: $15; 114 pp.) In the winter of 1993, Grumbach, novelist, contributing literary editor of the New Republic, columnist for the New York Times Book Review, and NPR book reviewer, carved out 50 days on the Maine coast of minimal human interaction and mostly uninterrupted time to think. The last time Grumbach had been this alone was decades earlier, and she had been lonely.
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November 25, 1989 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The most influential figure among most Protestant church leaders today is not a great preacher or theologian, but a veteran analyst of church-growth problems, according to a recent survey. Lyle E. Schaller, of the Yokefellow Institute in Richmond, Ind., was named most often (43%) by 1,497 national and regional denominational leaders in questionnaires answered in 1988 and early this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2000 | MARK FELDMEIR, Mark Feldmeir is senior pastor at Santa Margarita United Methodist Church
How do you deal with the interruptions of your life? Whether at work or at play, we all have them. There are some days when a single interruption can derail your entire day; there are other days that simply seem like an endless stream of them. I find the phrase, "just a minute," becoming more and more a part of my parental lexicon these days. My kids are quickly adapting.
OPINION
March 17, 2010 | Tim Rutten
In my business, there are few sounds more ominous than that of a good friend's book landing on your desk. When that friend isn't a professional writer, the desire to run can be almost irresistible: "Your book? No, I never saw it. You know I've been in Costa Rica. Beautiful place, but I lost my sight to a rare tropical parasite." Father Greg Boyle, the Jesuit priest who founded Homeboy Industries -- Los Angeles' most successful effort to fruitfully engage young men and women caught up in the gang life -- has been my friend for more than two decades.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1985 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
The desert normally calls to mind images of danger, loneliness and death, but Jews and Christians remember it also in their traditions as a "place of purification, a place where they could see God." Father Henri Nouwen, a Roman Catholic priest from the Netherlands, invoked those pictures of wandering ancient Jews headed for the "promised land" and Jesus tempted in the wilderness as another group of protesters prepared to be arrested this week for trespassing at the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1999 | NONA YATES
The Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocesan Religious Education Congress will be held Friday through Sunday of next week at the Anaheim Convention Center, with 20,000 delegates expected to attend. More than 100 international speakers and Roman Catholic theologians will give presentations at 254 workshops covering issues of spirituality and religion that are relevant to Catholics as well as non-Catholics. Many workshops will be presented in Spanish and Vietnamese.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1998 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he chugs caffeine at a Westside cafe, Barry Taylor's spiky shock of unruly red hair sprouts as though groomed by a drunken comb. It's nearly noon but his eyelids still have that up-all-night droop. His fingernails are painted a dullish gray. Hoops hang from his earlobes; bracelets dangle from both wrists. "I don't much look like a guy who runs his own church, do I?" he asks in the lilting accent of his native England. No, he doesn't.
NEWS
November 14, 1996 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cardinal is dying, and he is dying a remarkable death. Cardinal Joseph L. Bernardin, leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, is gravely ill, so close now to the end that when word of his condition on Wednesday reached bishops at a national meeting in Washington, the group bowed as one to pray for him. Even until that very moment, Bernardin has spent months teaching his last lesson by sharing his final earthly days with the entire world.
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