Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Glory of God

Just ten days after the attacks in Boston, one of the victims gave a chilling testimony to the media about what happened in the moments after the bombs exploded. She and others standing at the bar overlooking the street were … Continue reading

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Where is God?

Where do we look for God when tragedy strikes? When bombs go off in public squares killing and maiming innocent lives? Where is God? The Psalmist expresses what, in the Bible, is a consistent divine message whenever we find ourselves … Continue reading

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Signs of hope on the road to Damascus

Not only is the call to differentiation a personal challenge but a societal one as well. Even reformist movements, such as the Arab Spring which first began to spread across the Middle East in March 2011, can fail to represent … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Christians in Syria

Let us pray, Though we may be separated by thousands of kilometers and decades of memory, on this day and at this time we lift our hearts in your presence, O God, in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in … Continue reading

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Dare to be you

In my life as an identical twin, unrealistic expectations of my twin-hood abounded. On the one hand, people presumed my brother and I are identical — I mean perfectly duplicate copies of each other. On the other hand, people loved … Continue reading

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Doubting Thomas – reconciled

Douglas “Pete” Peterson was a US Air force pilot who during the Vietnam War flew hundreds of bombing missions over North Vietnam. Then in September 1966 his plane was hit by a missile and he had to eject, landing with … Continue reading

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Who’s giving church a 2nd chance?

In the Gospel of John, especially in the latter chapters, we can see how clearly the point is made that it is the very work of God and the Holy Spirit – the Advocate – to engender love and trust … Continue reading

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