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Thoughts, Prayers, AND Gun Control

Following the tragic shooting in Las Vegas, many people shared that their thoughts and prayers were with the victims of the shooting and their families. On one hand, I believe thoughts and prayers are important. I know that when I’m going through a difficult time, it helps to know that …

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The Power of Presence in Times of Tragedy

As I have been reflecting on the tragedy we have walked through here in Dallas over the past few days, I have been thinking about what really helps in times of trouble. Often when tragedy strikes, I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to say. I don’t …

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Put Down Your Sword

Last night was rough. Following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, I attended a protest against police brutality in my hometown of Dallas, TX. After listening to several speakers and marching through downtown Dallas, we met at the courthouse, listened to some concluding remarks, and were dispersed. As …

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Love Must Trump Religion

Like many of you, I was shocked and saddened as I listened to news coverage about the mass shooting that occurred in Orlando on Sunday. Authorities have called the shooting both an act of terror and an act of hate. The shooting was an act of terror—the gunman apparently was …

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