Posts by Jonathan Oskins

Brian Cohee with Jonathan Oskins and Yong Hwan Kim enjoying the water

“Death in ten thousand shapes hangs ever over our heads, and no [hu]man can elude him.”

The quote in the title above is placed on the lips of Sarpedon by Homer in The Iliad (Book 12, lines 326-327, c. 800-850 B.C.E., translated by Samuel Butler, 1898). It reflects the precariousness of life in those times, but I think might be just as applicable in our age. Comedian Jack Black has noted […]

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Relationships: How to live out one’s faith

This past December, I attended an “orphan party” for those who have no family to spend the holidays with. It began Christmas Eve and lasted until the following morning, with about eleven people hosted by an inspiring woman, Tannalee. For most of the past twenty-four-years, I have gone with my oldest friend to his family’s […]

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What place do people of faith have at Occupy Everywhere?

News agencies were already slow to cover the movement in New York, so it is no surprise that reporting on the involvement of religious people at Occupy Together took even longer. But the wait was worth it, with fellow State of Formation contributors having written on their personal participation: Mary Ann Kaiser wrote a great […]

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Jonathan Oskins

I love to learn new things, which means often finding out that what I thought was the case actually needs to be revised. I am still finding out new things about the world and myself, so please feel free to help me on my journey!


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