Sojourners Magazine: December 1994-January 1995
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I discovered O'Connor when I was in college in the North and took a course in Southern writers and the South.
All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful. -Flannery O'Connor
For years I scoffed at the idea of violence outside abortion clinics. Sure, plenty of violence was going on inside the clinics-more than 4,000 babies killed every day.
In 1967, two veteran Washington, D.C. police officers confronted a slender African-American man crossing a street...
And you shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the soul of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt. -Exodus 23:9
When I first heard about The Bell Curve, the new book by Charles Murray and the late Richard Herrnstein, I remembered an incident last year at Sojourners Neighborhood Center.
It is fitting that this morning, after paying bills and moaning about another increase in our health insurance premium, I came across a Russian proverb in a nutrition magazine
I guess I am doin' all right. I'm studyin', and like the teacher says, it pays off.
A new day has dawned in our country. Unfortunately, that day is some time in the 1950s.
When in doubt, have a party. Our editor, Jim Wallis, spent October on the road doing a promotional tour for his new book, The Soul of Politics.
Three American soldiers committed suicide in the first few months after U.S. forces arrived in Haiti in September 1994.
WHEN I READ Tim Kantzer's letter in your September-October 1994 issue, a quote from the Bible immediately jumped into my mind: Mark 9:40, "For whoever is not against us is for us."
Reflections on the revised common lectionary (November 27 - February 12, 1995)