Fairness

God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. — Matthew 5:6, NLT (Jesus speaking) I ruined my children. As they grew up and struggled against the limits that are part of living under a parent's authority, their frustration would inevitably boil over and they would ... Continue reading

Mark Daniels on immigration, Part 2

In his second post on How Christians Might Think About the Immigration Issue, Pastor Mark Daniels focuses on the biblical concept of justice. In this series of posts, Mark is trying to lay a foundation of principles that will help us approach the immigration debate, and relate to the illegal ... Continue reading

Bono addresses the National Prayer Breakfast

U2's Bono was the keynote speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday in Washington, D.C. Here are a few of his comments: Look, whatever thoughts you have about God, who He is or if He exists, most will agree that if there is a God, He has a special place for the poor. In fact, the poor are ... Continue reading

Spotlight on Darfur 3: Christmas edition

Christmas will not come to Darfur this year. Catez of All Things 2 All is hosting the third collection of posts on the continuing story of genocide and despair in the Sudan. She describes Spotlight on Darfur 3 this way: In the Western world Christmas has become a time of glitz and tinsel, and also ... Continue reading

Silent voices

I read these items in the morning newspaper: A woman testified that she had been tortured by members of Saddam Hussein's regime, because they considered her an enemy of the state; A young mother is suspected of murdering her 3-month-old son by putting him inside a running clothes dryer; A couple has ... Continue reading

What others have to say

In between fixing recalcitrant computers and answering my phone, I've been reading some great stuff on other blogs. BTW, I use Bradbury Software's excellent Feed Demon to collect the latest posts. Much faster than clicking down through a list of bookmarks. Julana writes at Life in the Slow Lane. ... Continue reading

One nation, indivisible

I grew up in the south at a time when there were only two races: colored and white. I am white. I remember signs on drinking fountains, restroom doors, shops and restaurants that read "White Only." I remember the shouted epithets and whispered insults. I remember the fear and loathing that ... Continue reading

Mediation

You've come to Jesus, who presents us with a new covenant, a fresh charter from God. He is the Mediator of this covenant. The murder of Jesus, unlike Abel's—a homicide that cried out for vengeance—became a proclamation of grace. —Hebrews 12:24, The Message I once got into a dustup with a boss. By ... Continue reading