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Results for acts of violence

How to Respond to a Marathon Massacre
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

“How do you defend against terrorists?” asked a colleague, as we processed news reports of two bomb explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. “How do you defend a ...

The Christian Response to Religious Extremism
Originally Posted: 09/24/2012 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

So it should shock us, surprise us, and sadden us, when we hear about tragedies like the shooting at the Sikh Gurudwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. For the victims of suck attacks – whether they are Sikh, Muslim, ...

The Way of Peace and Grace
Originally Posted: 12/29/2011 - 10:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Derek Flood Paul shows us how to wrestle with violent passages in the Hebrew Bible. THE DIVINE COMMANDS to co ...

Harry and the Principalities
Originally Posted: 10/17/2011 - 1:06pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann The 10-year pop culture love affair with Harry Potter leaves questions at the crux. Fo ...

Osama, Obama, and Twitter
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Seconds after news of Osama bin Laden's death, I logged on to Twitter and watched the 140-character updates roll in.</p> Seconds after news of Osama bin Laden's de ...

Violent Stories That Change Us for the Worse
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

A public figure is shot. School children are shot. A building explodes. A package explodes. And immediately we look for someone or something to blame: Republicans? A public figu ...

The Fair Sentencing Act: A (Small) Step Towards Making Things Right
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I want to tell you a story. It's a tale about drugs, prison, race, and justice (or the lack thereof).</p> I want to tell you a story. It's a tale about drugs, pr ...

Drone Attacks Increase Under Obama Administration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Last night I googled the words "drone attacks Obama" to verify if President Obama has indeed increased unmanned <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=s ...