One Race

Messenger's Note: I wrote this earlier in the history of this project, but with the tragedy in South Carolina and all the questions of racial identity that it has stirred up, I figured it was worth another look. -- LES. I love God. I love exploring big ideas and deep…

A Story of Forgiveness

[caption id="attachment_3336" align="aligncenter" width="940"] Amanda Lindhout is seen in this undated handout photo. After about a year of being starved, beaten and sexually brutalized, Amanda Lindhout decided it was time to kill herself.The Alberta woman, taken hostage in Somalia in August 2008, says she reached her breaking point after spending…

Ramadan Kareem!

To our Muslim friends who read this blog, Ramadan Kareem. And if you are a Christian or other faith tradition, here's a challenge: take a few minutes to study up on the month of Ramadan, a month-long Islamic holiday of fasting and spiritual renewal. Or go out on a limb and .…