Tag Archive | Forgiveness

Evangelical Leaders and 9/11

Christianity Today asked evangelical leaders to reflect on how they have changed in the ten years since 9/11. I want to highlight the last leader in the piece, Rev. Will Willimon, who is theĀ  bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. A friend pointed me in this direction, so it is […]

Some Perspectives on the Arizona Shootings

In the time since the shooting of Gabby Giffords and 13 others on 8 January, I’ve been trying to keep up with the updates on her condition. The vitriol from both sides has been hard to ignore. It has also been disappointing. I have avoided comment, since there has probably been more than enough said […]

Interview with David Weaver-Zercher

Thanks again to my friend and colleague John Fea over at The Way of Improvement Leads Home for the link to this video. The video features David Weaver-Zercher, another fellow professor at Messiah, talking about his newest book The Amish Way: Patient Faith in a Perilous World (he is one of three authors of this […]

Yom Kippur 5770

Yom Kippur is the Jewish Day of Atonement and a time for asking God for fogiveness. Here are some of my thoughts on Yom Kippur 5770 (Jewish Calendar).

The Hard Work of Forgiveness

Yesterday in our church we were challenged on the issue of forgiveness. This runs so against all that the world tells us. We only see forgiveness modeled when it is not really needed. We forgive those who those who didn’t mean any harm, and didn’t really inconvenience us too much. This makes us feel good […]