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?"
Using powerful stories, Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu equip us to address deep questions about forgiveness, wholeness, and new life.
For Andrew Elphinstone, human selfishness and violence are not evidence of a world gone wrong. They show a person ripe for transformation.
It’s been seven years, and I cannot access the word of peace. The tears still sting and slosh over my pail of remorse.
For Sharon Baker, theological consistency is essential, because “our perception of God influences how we behave.”
The theme of James Alison’s video Bible study is the main theme he sees in scripture: that the creation of scapegoats must end.
In the Bible, forgiveness involves repayment of what is owed. One way to pay down the debt is through charity to the poor.
American culture focuses on the law. But Naboth's vineyard reminds us that a healthy society is about relationships first and rules second.
I, Brian, a sinner, a most simple suburbanite, a generally decent sort but subject to fits of selfishness, do here wish to confess and be shriven.