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Bombs bursting in Boston, Bombs bursting in Baghdad

“And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air Gave proof through the night, that our flag was still there.” The memory of war may be beautiful when preserved as a lyric, but the reality of war will always be … Continue reading

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An unexpected peace

The very hills that once rang with the music of the heavenly chorus were later drowned in the sickening cries of slaughtered infants, and the heart-rending wails of their mourning mothers.* As the poets say, no one cries like a mother … Continue reading

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Do you have a peace about that?

“How do you know?” “Well, I have a peace about it.” “Are you going to do that?” “No, I just didn’t have peace.” ‘Peace’ in evangelical nomenclature generally describes some type of Christianized Ouija board or divining rod. Advent reminds us that we’re … Continue reading

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Trampled Peace

When the angels sang at the birth of Jesus, it was not the first time that the arrival of Israel’s future ruler was heralded by thousands of voices lifted as one. It wasn’t even the first time the arriving ruler … Continue reading

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