Ramadan: A Vaccine for the Heart

Ramadan: A Vaccine for the Heart

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar which follows the lunar cycles throughout the year. Since Ramadan rotates throughout the year, sometimes sunset in the middle of the winter season is at 5 p.m. and in the summer it can be at 9 p.m. We still love it...
A Prayer for Our Time

A Prayer for Our Time

Dear God, save us from our self-centeredness, willful ignorance and unfounded fears that weld us to attitudes and actions that do not reflect the grace and mercy we find in you. Strip from our lives those things that rob us of meaning, purpose and joy. You have...
How Do We Balance Accountability and Mercy?

How Do We Balance Accountability and Mercy?

It is important that the biblical story of Jonah be more than the beginning of a “did that really happen?” debate. In fact, Jonah’s placement among the prophetic books of the Bible should tell us that, like the other prophetic works, the story of Jonah will cause us...