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December 21, 20124 Comments

The tragedy in Newtown has shattered us as a people. Our hearts are bleeding with the families of the fallen. Especially those of us who have young children like Noah and Emilie and Grace and the seventeen other beautiful little ones cut down by a hail of bullets in one of the most innocent places on earth–an elementary school classroom.

America has become a watershed of tears.

Not long after the shooting, my wife took my two-year-old daughter to the grocery. An old woman stopped her in the aisle. “She’s precious,” she said of Kalia. “You know that, don’t you?” My wife […] Read More

December 18, 20121 Comment

I should get this out of the way at the beginning: I have a lot of opinions. I come from a long line of opinionated people. I have ideas about the way the world is and how it ought to be–about faith and politics and law and justice, about morality and relationships, about speed limits and scrambled eggs and how tall the Christmas tree should be.

But on the best of days I see the world through a clouded lens. My perspective is limited, skewed by my history, my cultural perceptions, my personality and my biases, innate and acquired. At the […] Read More