My Last Meal in Kenya’s Westgate Mall Courtyard

I have been really upset over the shooting at the Westgate Mall in Kenya a few weeks ago. It’s not just the fact that there was more violence in our world – another senseless shooting leaving people dead because of violence. Certainly these things affected me,...

Our Challenge to Imagine a Nonviolent World

It’s almost too much these days to even turn on the television news, open the morning paper or log on to a news website. Most of us are on edge and we can’t handle another bad news story. The Boston Marathon bombing. The kidnapped trio of women in...

How Your Church Can Help Returning Soldiers

A local hospital called me early on a Monday morning to visit one of their new patients. All I was told was that this gentleman had been homeless and had served in the current war. Upon arrival, I was told to go to the psych ward, enter an access code and see the...