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Dear Mr. Trump

March 24th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Faith and the City

Dear Mr. Trump, In light of the attacks this week in Brussels, I join you, other political candidates and all Americans in expressing heartache and solidarity with the people of Belgium. At the same time, I cringe when I hear you call for “more waterboarding.” Mr. Trump, you claim to be a Christian. You claim […]

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A Prayer for Paris

November 13th, 2015 · Comments Off on A Prayer for Paris · Sharp Prayers

God of Compassion, we pray for the people affected by the terrorist attacks in Paris. We pray for the wounded. We pray for families who have lost loved ones. We pray for the fire, police, military and ambulance staff on the scene. We pray for the doctors and nurses caring for the injured. Holy and Righteous God, these cynical and cowardly acts […]

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Violence, Violence

September 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Faith and the City

We live in a vicious world. This past week, reporters have sprinted from one bloody scene to the next: The Westgate Mall in Nairobi All Saints Church in Peshawar, Pakistan The Navy Yard in Washington, DC Cornell Square Park in Chicago This deluge of mayhem bows our backs and makes us wonder: “Is the world more violent […]

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