Tag Archives: Forgiveness

Forgiveness, Not Revenge!

Forgiveness, not revenge, is the Christian way. Forgiveness, as in [Rwanda]https://www.thinkingchristian.net/posts/2009/04/as-we-forgive-stories-of-reconciliation-from-rwanda/(https://www.thinkingchristian.net/posts/2009/04/as-we-forgive-stories-of-reconciliation-from-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?

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 the topic, but I think it helps us get to the answer. I …

What About Forgiveness?

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 brief answer in that discussion thread, but I didn’t do it justice. It …

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 2

Book Review It is said that light shines brightest in dark places. I wrote last Saturday about Catherine Claire Larson’s book As We Forgive: Stories of Reconciliation From Rwanda. It is probably both the darkest and the brightest book I have ever read. Before I proceed, let me remind you: Next Thursday evening at 9:00 …