Throughout the history of Christianity, representations of Pilate’s handwashing have often been used to shift blame for Jesus’s death to Jews, and have been part of a toxic legacy of Christian and western antisemitism.
My guess is that Internet stories with themes like devotion, compassion and sacrifice receive a lot of hits. Sure, cuteness, trivia and no-emotional-investment shallow topics garner their share of attention, too. But principled actions and reactions strike particular chords within most of us. The headline
Sharing a smile or a hug or an expression of kindness can be more meaningful than most gaily wrapped presents. If you get stuck in materialism or distractions from the Christmas message, use these resources to inspire you:
When Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney re-leased his federal tax returns for the past two years, he disclosed he and his wife, Ann, gave about 10 percent of their income to their church. In other words, they tithe.
What one sees on Loni Sojack's face, after they notice her smile, is the tremendous scar over her left eye. What one doesn't see until they visit with her for just 15 minutes is the healing of a very scarred heart. Now through the grace