Choosing gratitude — Dec. 27, 2021

“Gratitude is the way to go,” according to Presbyterian poet J. Barrie Shepherd. In Outlook’s final issue of 2021, we give thanks for the donors who make our ministry possible. We also explore erasure poetry, recent Pew Report findings on the Black American religious experience, and honor some special lives lost. Thank you for reading and for your support.

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Now or never In a short story, Andrew Taylor-Troutman explores loss, bravery, love, and baseball.

Learning from the Black American religious experience Angela Cowser dives into the Pew Research Center’s report on Black American religious identity, opinion and belief and the lessons these findings hold.

What is revealed Kathryn Lester-Bacon writes about erasure poetry and how meaning can be redefined through obscurity.

“They wanted me to become a white man” Outlook reporter Leslie Scanlon interviews Roy M. Nageak Sr., who attended a Native American boarding school, about his life and faith.

Outlook publishing fellowship A word of gratitude and acknowledgment for the many donors who make Outlook’s ministry possible.