He Is Still Holy: Reflections on Justice in the Midst of Evil

The world at times can be a little overwhelming. Hearing about the further marginalization of communities of color through redlining and disinvestment or reading about the 74th gun shooting on a school property since Sandy Hook can be enough to make you scream. And for people like me who are gifted with extra sensitivity and …

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Quick Reflections on Money, Greed and Race

In America, we tend to often operate between two extremes. On one side of the spectrum, we are driven by austerity, Pharaoh-like ideologies, feeling like there is not enough. On the other side of the spectrum, we are driven by mass consumption, Solomon-like dreams hoarding more and more and doing so by any means possible. …

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Prayer for Syria

Dear God, My heart is heavy. Sometimes I feel like it will break. Tears I can barely keep from flowing down my face as I look, and I see, my brothers and sisters losing their lives in Syria. Day after day, more and more people are taking their last breaths, slipping into eternity, at the …

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Was God There?

Last week, my husband and I toured the Walker Art Museum with our daughter. One of the collections that we saw had a few photographs that reflected on the genocide that took 800,000 lives in Rwanda in the 90s. As I looked at the photographs, I remembered a blog that I read earlier that day …

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Will Evil Triumph?

God is able to change the hearts and minds of people who are bent towards evil. Yet when I look in the world and all of the things that are in it - war, rumors of war, disease, injustice, exploitation, hunger, poverty, sex trafficking, homelessness, and crime - sometimes I am not so convinced. Sometimes …

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