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John Backman

John Backman
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A spiritual director, a contributor to Huffington Post Religion, and an associate of an Episcopal monastery, John Backman writes and speaks about contemplative spirituality and its surprising relevance for today’s deepest issues. He authored Why Can’t We Talk? Christian Wisdom on Dialogue as a Habit of the Heart (SkyLight Paths) and his articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Christian Century, Spirituality & Health, and RELEVANT. He has presented at a range of conferences, including the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

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her in for fear she’d stray
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