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April 17, 2007 Archives

Brian McLaren: Sorrow Can Make Us Better, Not Bitter

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When tragedies like the Virginia Tech massacre occur, we all share certain questions. Why did this happen? How could this happen? Should anyone be blamed? Should someone be punished? Often these questions lead us to seek a kind of rational […]

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Jim Wallis: A Time for Silence and Prayer

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The shooting deaths of 32 students and staff of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, is the latest example of the senseless violence that seems so often to enter our daily lives. In the midst of the […]

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Mirabai Starr: God in the Midst of Grief

posted by gp_intern

While we’re still reeling from the news of the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech, we offer this excerpted reflection from the November 2004 issue of Sojourners magazine: Soon after Sept. 11, 2001, my 14-year-old daughter, Jenny, was killed in a […]

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Alan Storey: An African ‘Palm Sunday’ Sermon

posted by gp_intern

One terrifying tragedy about the situation in Zimbabwe is the complicit silence of South Africa. In contrast to this, the Palm-Sunday-weeping-and-shouting-and-cleansing Jesus challenges us to speak out for the sake of our neighbor, Zimbabwe. On Palm Sunday we remember Jesus’ […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The lates news on shootings at Virginia Tech, Darfur, EITC, gun control, Iraq, climate change, Urban League- State of Black America, immigration, DC voting rights, A woman of courage, war on terror, and select op-eds.Sign up to receive our daily […]

Voice of the Day: Fred Rogers on grieving

posted by gp_intern

Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate expression always takes strength, not weakness. It takes strength to acknowledge our anger, and sometimes more strength yet to curb the aggressive urges anger may bring and to channel them into nonviolent outlets. […]

Verse of the Day: “The Lord will Comfort”

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For the Lord will comfort Zion; he will comfort all her waste places, and will make her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice […]

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Audio: Jim Wallis on "Value Voters" on The Tavis Smiley Show
Last week Jim was on The Tavis Smiley Show and talked about how the changing political landscape will affect the upcoming '08 election. Jim and Ken Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state, debated and discussed both the impact of "value ...

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Verse of the Day: 'peace to the far and the near'
I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will lead them and repay them with comfort, creating for their mourners the fruit of the lips. Peace, peace, to the far and the near, says the Lord; and I will heal them. But the wicked are like ...

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Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)
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