The evils of slavery are too great to be fixed with cash. Forgiveness cannot be bought, and no number of government commissions will make things right.
There is something even honorable in the loyalty they each show, one to her family and the other to the military. Still, both would be well advised to avoid saying they will ‘never forgive.’
When one person acts and apologizes for his group’s past sins and oppressions, it may make for a feel-good moment, but it does little to solve long-held grievances.
Forgiveness is a powerful force. But without real change, it’s also meaningless, which is why standards are crucial.
Some of the fallen certainly deserve to lose their jobs, or jail time. But for those, like James Gunn, whose offenses fall short of criminal behavior, we need another method of restoration.
Rachael Denhollander gave a heartbreaking yet beautiful answer to the forgiveness question in a victim impact statement she delivered to Nassar in court.
With these few sentences, our pastor brought to bear the meaning of Jesus’s words in the gospel message he had just proclaimed to his parish.
‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ asks: Is the answer to our racial woes an overwhelming protest of oppressed over the oppressor, or is it forgiveness and genuine reconciliation?
For all the handwringing about media and morality, God has been largely missing from the conversation we’re having about sexual assault.
With 54 percent of women who resort to abortion identifying themselves as Christians, Lauren found herself fighting a common battle between the redemptive promises of love and abortion.
By saying that Mary’s failings weren’t enough to derail her son’s development, Mark Driscoll accepted the Catholic premise that Christ’s work was dependent on Mary’s moral state, rather than on his nature alone.
While political statements condemn and people talk about the moral virtues of punching Nazis, Christians follow the example of their savior.
Maddi Runkles is just a small symptom of a larger dilemma within the church: holding unwed, pregnant teen girls to a separate set of standards than others who fall from grace.
My grandmother used racist language constantly when I was a teenager. Watching Sen. Ben Sasse’s response to Bill Maher reminded me of my struggle to respond.
I have learned a particularly effective strategy that many therapists also use to help clients work through their emotional and relationship struggles.
One of the year’s most celebrated novels asks us to see national politics as a consuming obsession that both masks and projects our deepest personal failings.
Betrayal is an inversion of love, and perhaps its greatest perversion. What, then, to do with a traitor? What he will not do for you.
You never know what is going on in someone’s life. They just might need their shortness, rudeness, or even anger met with kindness.
You can be gay or vote for Donald Trump or even be pro-choice and still be a Christian.
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