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February 21, 2019

Mission Abroad Is Not about Fixing Problems

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For most of our students, it was the first time out of their home country, and for all of them it was the first time in a developing country. While this is accepted terminology, I take issue with calling Guatemala a developing country, as it has its...

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December 20, 2018

The Universe Sings: A Christmas Cantata

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I’m not sure it’s traditional to read Genesis as Christmas preparation, but this evening I paged to the front of my Bible and found what I was looking for in the first chapter of Genesis. It sounds so simple. For God, a mere commandment brought...

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November 21, 2018

Write Me As One That Loves His Fellow Men

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Recently it has been kind of dense in my head, trying to make sense – has anyone? – of the spate of violence that has beset our country. My parents were immigrant Jews, dead now for fourteen years, and I can’t begin to sort through the emotions of...

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October 17, 2018

San Óscar Romero, Saint of the People

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A native Salvadoran, Monseñor Romero lived in service to his people during the blood-soaked civil war, and he died serving Christ Jesus, literally. He was celebrating Mass, hands open in supplication at the altar, when a sharpshooter’s bullet felled...

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