All posts tagged: Mandela

To Forgive and to Fight

  This past weekend, my family and I went to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center here in Cincinnati.  It is a powerful exploration of the cost of freeing and the cost of freedom.  It goes into the past but also looks at the present […]

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Imago Scriptura 57 – One

In yesterday’s reading from John 17, we have one of what feels like the most impassioned prayers that Jesus prays. The whole of chapter 17 is Jesus praying for his disciples and specifically for unity in verses 20 and following. While Jesus was praying specifically […]

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Imago Gospels – 45 – No Moderation

Luke 6 In the weeks leading up to our trip to South Africa, we read about the horrific attacks that took place in Johannesburg and in Durban toward foreigners. They were referred to as xenophobic attacks as they were attributed to frustration and anger lashing […]

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Imago Gospels – 39 – Sticks

Mark 16 Resurrection…life coming from death. I come to the end of the Gospel of Mark and essentially the end of our trip to South Africa. It was not planned exactly for this reason, but we ended our last full day in this beautiful country […]

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Imago Gospels – 21 – Cell

Matthew 25 Today was our visit to Robben Island. It was a powerful and moving experience today and the words from chapter 25 rang in my ears as we walked through the hallways of the prison that held Mandela and so many others who were […]