Category Archives: Current Events

A Good Quote that Screwtape Never Said

October 25, 2016

I wish it was true. I’ve read the quote on Facebook. Probably you have, too. It’s been attributed to C.S. Lewis, but he never wrote it. In The Screwtape Letters, the senior demon Screwtape instructs his demon-in-training nephew Wormwood how to handle the “patient.” We are the patients. There’s so much truth in that paragraph, laden […]

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A New Strategy: Understand & Forgive

August 9, 2016

I wrote this article for my small town paper’s Faith & Values page. (I know, we are in the South.) Some of the references are local ones. My cross-cultural training to become an international missionary took place in a community vastly different than my own. But I didn’t need a passport to get there. America is […]

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Wise as Serpents, Gentle as Doves

November 20, 2015

Once again, hearts around the world are broken. Our collective sense of safety is made more thin. Each day, another tragedy. Another encounter with evil. Paris. Mali. Egypt. Lebanon. That’s only this month. What’s our response to be as we contemplate refugees coming to our country? Opinions are heated on both sides. If we say, […]

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Amazing Grace

June 22, 2015

The mass murder of nine dear souls in a Charleston church last week has shattered our world. I’ve remained silent because there are no words that help. And yet I’ve been amazed at the response of the families and the church in Charleston. The victims’ families spoke to the shooter, a picture of strength made […]

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