Tag Archives: tragedy

Why Bother Caring When the World Is Going to Hell

People are dying. Hospitals, airports, tree-lined streets; people at work, people at play and people at worship; those in need of protection and those charged with protecting them – there is no safe place, no safe gathering. They are being … Continue reading

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A Question of Tragedy

Peaceful Nigerian villagers are killed in their homes. Parisians out for a night on the town are gunned down. A holiday party is targeted and a celebration turns to tragedy. Beirut shoppers in an open air market are blasted to death … Continue reading

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Tragedy and God in Uncle Tom’s Cabin

[Slight spoiler alert: This post reveals a plot development in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, but it’s an obvious one that the reader anticipates many chapters earlier. My first post on Stowe’s book reflected on slavery, sin and liberation.] … Continue reading

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A Four-year-old Hero, a Two-year-old Rescued, and My Heart is Breaking

I just read this opening paragraph moments ago: A 4-year-old girl in Washington state pulled her little sister from the wreckage of a car crash that killed their mother, then kept the two of them warm under a blanket in … Continue reading

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