Hope Beyond the Grave (Psalm 30, Weekly Word)

Christians sometimes speak of the various prophecies fulfilled by Jesus as the long-awaited Jewish messiah.  Whatever truth there is in that, there is one thing Jesus did that was not prophesied: the resurrection.  There is no hint in the Old Testament that the coming Messiah would die and rise again.  The very thought of the … Continue reading Hope Beyond the Grave (Psalm 30, Weekly Word)

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#28 – Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (My 100 Favorite Books)

Today we look back on the acceptance of slavery in the 1800s and before and ask what those people were thinking. How could they accept such a horrific crime to continue in their midst? Or we look to our more recent past and cringe at the crimes done by those in favor of segregation. Again, … Continue reading #28 – Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (My 100 Favorite Books)

#93 – Good News About Injustice by Gary Haugen (My 100 Favorite Books)

As I write this, I realize there are a few books about human trafficking that could make the list.  Human trafficking, or modern-day slavery, is a horrific evil that has gained much publicity in the last decade.  There are numerous organizations working to bring traffickers to justice and care for survivors.  If you want to … Continue reading #93 – Good News About Injustice by Gary Haugen (My 100 Favorite Books)

What if This Was the Sort of Thing People Thought About When They Heard “Christian”?

Evangelicals Denounce Payday Lenders, Join Fight For New Regulations. Payday loans are an evil that take advantage of people in need.  I was so happy to see this headline, as this is the sort of thing I wish Christians were known for. When people, such as students at Penn State Berks, hear "Christian", many words … Continue reading What if This Was the Sort of Thing People Thought About When They Heard “Christian”?

Another Book that Broke My Heart: Girls Like Us by Rachel Loyd

Rachel Loyd's fantastic book, Girls Like Us, interweaves her story as a survivor of sexual abuse with stories of girls she works with in New York City through her organization GEMS (Girls Education and Mentoring Services).  What is happening to girls in our world right now is heart-breaking and I am thankful for those like … Continue reading Another Book that Broke My Heart: Girls Like Us by Rachel Loyd