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Paris & Peace

Last night as I listened to the BBC coverage of the terror attacks in Paris I understood, again, how difficult it is to be a people of peace. No multi-national agreement or good will is going to stop the kind of butchery we heard of last night. People who are willing to kill, and who […]

Liturgy for Peace

I continue to wrestle with how we as Christian people might respond with wisdom, compassion, and integrity to the world at war (and otherwise lacking peace). The combination of rightly identifying God as a God of peace, of crying out to God to make that character known in the real world, and of confessing our […]

Memorial Day

This is Memorial Day in the United States. It’s a great day to be an American. And a dangerous day to be a Christian. It’s the sort of national holiday that creates remembrance of freedom, celebration of democracy, a reificiation of our identity as A People–A People willing to die (and to kill) in the […]