Category Archives: Peace

An even darker level of moral depravity

Digby writes: I have written quite a bit about the Cameron Todd Willingham horror, mostly because the idea of executing an innocent man is so horrifying. I’m hardcore anti-death penalty in any case, but this one is particularly awful because … Continue reading

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Decoration Day

Every Memorial Day in high school, I played Taps at the main local cemeteries as part of the VFW ceremony. I was a shy kid, so I liked to do the echo part. The other trumpeter would stand with the … Continue reading

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This.

A friend of mine sent on a passage from a writer who criticized certain Christians for responding to bin Laden’s death with regret and with comments about our all being sinners. That writer agreed that we all do harm, but … Continue reading

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A National Strategic Narrative

Still digesting this report.  From John Norris at Foreign Policy: On Friday, April 8, as members of the U.S. Congress engaged in a last-minute game of chicken over the federal budget, the Pentagon quietly issued a report that received little initial … Continue reading

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Seeds of War

Kathy Escobar got me thinking today about peacemaking.  On Matthew 5:9, she writes: in this beatitude, the word for peacemaker, is eirēnopoios. what’s interesting is this is the only time it’s used in the bible.  the word peace, in the greek, is shalom, … Continue reading

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