Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer
When Jeanne Bishop learned of her sister's murder, she found herself saying aloud, "I don't want to hate anybody."
Two recent books testify to the difficult but hopeful work of forgiving in the most trying circumstances.
"Let it all out," I said. What came out was this: "I hate that man for having what I don't have. Why can't I smile with that kind of joy?"
The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World
Using powerful stories, Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu equip us to address deep questions about forgiveness, wholeness, and new life.
Evolution and the problem of suffering
For Andrew Elphinstone, human selfishness and violence are not evidence of a world gone wrong. They show a person ripe for transformation.
Living with regret
It’s been seven years, and I cannot access the word of peace. The tears still sting and slosh over my pail of remorse.
Rethinking Everything You’ve Been Taught about Salvation and the Cross
For Sharon Baker, theological consistency is essential, because “our perception of God influences how we behave.”
A video course on Jesus as forgiving victim
The theme of James Alison’s video Bible study is the main theme he sees in scripture: that the creation of scapegoats must end.
Alms in the Bible
In the Bible, forgiveness involves repayment of what is owed. One way to pay down the debt is through charity to the poor.
Naboth’s vineyard and God’s justice
American culture focuses on the law. But Naboth's vineyard reminds us that a healthy society is about relationships first and rules second.
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