Massacre of the Innocents

Massacre of the Innocents, Guido Reni A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings – Nadine Gordimer The bombing of a maternity hospital. The shelling of a theater where hundreds of terrified citizens, including infants and children, took shelter. A city and country under siege. The news is horrible. Everything is horrible. … Continue reading Massacre of the Innocents

Wars and Rumors of Wars

It was Sunday morning, Feb. 27, and I was getting ready to deliver my final sermon at church. Shortly after 9 am I received a push notification that Vladimir Putin, just days after invading Ukraine, elevated Russia’s nuclear forces to “special combat readiness.” This is Russia’s highest level of alert. It was a surreal moment … Continue reading Wars and Rumors of Wars