Using force with love

Keanon Lowe, a young high school football coach, demonstrated the beauty of fighting violence with love as well as anyone I've ever seen. Lowe served as a security guard at Parkrose High School to supplement his coaching duties. One morning he was responding to a teacher's report of a missing student when 19-year-old Angel Granados-Diaz …

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Powerlessness

Since my first Bible study I've always wanted to be decisive in interpreting Scripture. I want to understand what I'm reading, make a decision, and live it. Especially on practical matters. But there was one issue where a firm decision eluded me for a long time. That was the question of an absolute commitment to …

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Would you throw the first stone?

“Show no pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.”1 Option #1: Taking life for life is still necessary to prevent even greater violence. Option #2: The death penalty was only one stage in our history, towards a better world God wants for us. Do we kill …

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Hit it if it hurts you

I fell in love during our homestay. Alicia was three years old, spunky, outspoken, and loved dressing up in ridiculous outfits. She had a gorgeous smile that she broke out whenever she saw me (or most anyone else, for that matter). And she hit anything that upset her. This last trait could be comical at …

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