Compassion is, by one definition, "a deep awareness and sympathy for another's suffering."
One reader wrote me to ask: " "What effect will the Fort Hood shootings have on the American public's perception of Islam?" That question asks us to be foretellers, fortune tellers, to predict.
For many in the US, Halloween is a time to dress-up as a character from a movie, a politician, a witch, vampire, and
November 8, 2009 will mark the one-year anniversary of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcello Lucero's brutal murder at the hands of seven high school teens in the infamously anti-immigrant Suffolk County,
The gender discussion in the church today is captured succinctly by New Testament scholar Gordon Fee in http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102710879856&s=5547&e=0012JIqccVLH7ea6GyBLMz
Words have consequences. In the past few weeks, we have seen just how dire those consequences can be.
Why do we value blood and tears so cheap? Is it because we all own them? When we grieve the various losses that life brings to us, the tears seem to flow from some inexhaustible source.