Tag Archives: Peace

Tranquility

It is a little past nine in the evening, nearly dark here in the northern plains. The robins, always the first to awaken in the morning and the last to stop chattering in the evening, are chirping their good-nights to … Continue reading

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Elie Wiesel — The World Is Now Poorer

An old man has died, an old Jew, one of millions trapped in Hitler’s evil vice. And one of the few to survive and tell us about it. Elie Weisel has died at age 87. His was one of the … Continue reading

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Trump Should Read Bonhoeffer

At an ecumenical conference on the island of Fanø, Denmark in the summer of 1934, Dietrich Bonhoeffer challenged the participants with these strong words: “How does peace come about? Through a system of political treaties? Through the investment of international … Continue reading

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The Bomb over Hiroshima

There were two events in the twentieth century that spoke with special clarity about the human dilemma: The sailing and sinking of the Titanic and the bomb over Hiroshima. The Titantic, a bombastic expression of hubris, was not only the … Continue reading

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‘Tis a Gift To Be Simple

This afternoon I’m reading about the years 1933-34 in the life of Germany and, in particular, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. They were years of incredibly complicated struggles between Christians and Nazis. In the background I am listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. … Continue reading

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Kayla Mueller

The Jerusalem Post is reporting that many conservatives in Israel are saying that Kayla Mueller was a Jew-hating, Palestinian-loving activist whose death should not be mourned in Israel. That is sad. Kayla loved peace and worked for peace. Whether she … Continue reading

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Things I Cannot Understand

I was raised in a home with two heavy smokers, one of whom became an alcoholic by the time I was about age ten. To this day it is very difficult for me to imagine what might make someone want to … Continue reading

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