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Day #2 of “Four Actions to Teach Our Children in Response to Evil”:  REPENT

Many of the world’s great philosophies deny that evil is present in every human.  The Bible never does. “All have sinned,” lands the verdict.  Alexander Solzhenitsyn knew this well.  He experienced firsthand the brutal repression of Russia’s communist government.  That included eight years of forced labor in a Siberian prison.  Yet somehow he saw that […]


Day #1 of “Four Actions to Teach Our Children in Response to Evil”: LAMENT

Christians sometimes fail to mourn evil, particularly when we’ve not felt its impact personally.  The Bible never does. From start to finish, and especially in the Psalms, the Bible names and mourns all that is bent and broken in our world, from hidden thoughts of the human heart to the affairs of nations. “How long, […]


Four Actions to Teach Our Children in Response to Evil

Our nation is freshly torn by old wounds.  We grieve and grapple with the killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and others … and with what has transpired since … and with all that it represents. My own heart aches as well.  At the cruel and degrading death of a man, made in the image […]


What the Coronavirus Has Taught Us About the Pivot in Foster Care

When the topic of elementary school P.E. teachers comes up with a group of adults, it is usually a little divisive.  Some saw their P.E. class as a welcome escape from a desk-bound, math-riddled, sentence-diagramming school day.  Others saw their P.E. teachers as agents of torture.   I, for one, had a GREAT P.E. teacher.  […]


Small Choices Amidst the Crisis

Crises sometimes demand actions big and bold.  An Alamo stand.  A Dunkirk rescue.  A Selma march.  But just as often, it is small, easy-to-miss choices that – cumulatively – turn the tide.  Think of the resolve of the British throughout the siege of London, digging out of the rubble brick by brick each morning.  Or […]