restorative justice


Tennessee: poster child for a broken system

A book I'd like my elected officials to read

A justice system oriented mainly toward punishing offenders can have tragic consequences.


Ways of peace

There isn't a tidy way to write about forgiveness. It's the whole gospel, for sure. But you've got to deal with the sin that preceded it and the damage that won't go away no matter how much reconciliation follows it. You've got to deal with the stop-start nature of relationships, the silence and paralysis of pain and shame, and the fact that we fail at least as much as we succeed.