John Loftus’s Bad Reasons for Not Going To Church, and a Few Good Ones For Going

John Loftus, the affable hat-wearing atheist who loves to poke quasi-informed fun at Christians, posted this on Facebook yesterday: Except for extremely rare circumstance I don’t go to church. For one thing, I don’t need to be reminded to be good. For another, I find a deity who commands people to worship him egocentric, regardless of […]

Forgiveness, Not Revenge!

Forgiveness, not revenge, is the Christian way. Forgiveness, as in [Rwanda], in Pennsylvania, in a warrior’s broken heart. Definitely not revenge, as in the outrageous “Christian militia” actions reportedly taking place in the Central African Republic.

Why Forgive?

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series As We Forgive Continuing our exploration of forgiveness and forgiving, today I intend to go straight to the heart of the matter: why should we even consider forgiving—especially those who have done great harm? I will begin with something that may seem to be off […]

What About Forgiveness?

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series As We Forgive David Ellis raised an interesting question with respect to forgiveness and restoration in Rwanda: why would I want to forgive someone who killed members of my family? How does that come to be considered a desirable thing to do? I offered a […]

Catherine Larson Chat Transcript

Transcript, with links added, of the April 30 chat with Catherine Claire Larson, author of As We Forgive: Stories of Reconciliation From Rwanda (reviewed here). ************ [Tom G] Good evening, Catherine, and welcome to Thinking Christian! [Catherine Larson] Thanks Tom, I’m really glad to be joining you tonight! [Tom G] It’s a privilege to have […]

As We Forgive, Part 3

Book Review For many readers, Rwanda in 1994 may seem like a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Genocide, thankfully, is probably very far removed from your experience, as it is from mine. What then do you and I do with a book like As We Forgive: Stories of Reconciliation From Rwanda? […]