Monthly Archives: April 2013

Social Isolation, Violence, and Compassion

The story is a familiar one. He was a quiet kid. He spent time on line and seemed preoccupied with his own thoughts. He didn’t have many friends. He didn’t seem to want any. He didn’t cause anyone a problem. … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to My Friend, a Scientist

In our last conversation, you offered to be a guest speaker at my church. When I asked about the topic you’d like to address, you said, “Someone needs to tell them the truth about science and religion.” My response was … Continue reading

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The Death of the Iron Lady: A Reflection on Compassion

I heard the news Monday morning after breakfast: the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, had died. Images of the former British Prime Minister ran through my mind. It’s difficult to forget her friendship with President Ronald Regan. I experienced discomfort as … Continue reading

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