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Holy days and holidays, from Epiphany to Songkran

We measure time by the holidays, don’t we? As soon as Halloween is over, my kids begin asking whose house we’re going to for Thanksgiving and start circling toys in the Christmas ads from the paper. Days after Christmas, Valentine’s Day products are on the shelves in all the stores.…  [more]

Balancing vigilance and providence in the face of Ebola

I work in an office building 204 miles from the Dallas hospital where Thomas Eric Duncan died earlier this month, marking the first Ebola diagnosis and fatality in North America. The conversations among coworkers that day veered far from the normal topics to discussions of life and death ethics. Last…  [more]

Sewing hope with Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe

If you’ve not yet heard of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe and her ambitious, hopeful work at Saint Monica’s Tailoring Center in Gulu, Uganda, now would be a good time to get to know her. While we worry over the well being of West Africa and impotently hashtag into the universe #BringBackOurGirls,…  [more]

Homegrown terrorists and the human need to belong

What if a Western Islamic man knocking on the door of a terrorist organization is really looking for the love of God? I don’t even want to think about the possibility. Those who join the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) are our enemies and have sworn to…  [more]

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