Monthly Archives: September 2013

Slavery’s Last Stand

Today’s post is simultaneously appearing as a guest post on the blog of my friend Stephen at http://sacredtension.com/ Trigger warning: This post contains descriptions of sexual abuse, rape, and violence. I read an article on CNN last year that has … Continue reading

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Touch Me

At least 25 years ago, I saw a short film of Mother Teresa caring for a little boy who was sick and emaciated, and the powerful image has stayed with me ever since. The thing that so arrested me was … Continue reading

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The Peace of Peaces

In my last post I asked where to look for peace. This question was also a topic in the comments on an article about Syria I posted this week on my Facebook page. Writer Max Fisher of the Washington Post … Continue reading

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Spreading Shalom

A lot of people already know that the Hebrew word shalom (שָׁלוֹם) means peace. Fewer are aware that the concept of peace in the biblical sense entails much more than the English word peace does. English speakers usually think of … Continue reading

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