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J Rourke

J Rourke is not beyond words, but seeks what is. He loves poetry and philosophy dearly, seeks and fears silence, misses his favorite trees, and would love to talk to you about the Enneagram. He is a first-year MA in Counseling Psychology student, with no aspirations beyond the present. J seeks to be a compassionate "why?" You can see more of J's writing at

  • Lent and Suffering

    In Lent, we remember the trials and the death of Christ in a way that invites suffering and silence into our present lives. But...
  • There Is a Me That Is Settled

    The path to The Seattle School is a time of transitions and changes that can feel abrupt and jarring. As we look back on...