Tag Archives: Compassion

The Pragmatics of a Pure Heart

Sometimes I wonder what truly motivates people working in international development. As someone who has worked for a global aid organization, I know that these kinds of positions attract people with compassion and a heart for the poor. But knowing … more »

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And Justice For All

In his acts as governor, Nehemiah demonstrated a deep concern for the poor and mistreated in the land. His role in rebuilding the city of Jerusalem after it was ransacked and destroyed during the Babylonian takeover required extreme amounts of … more »

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Missio on Jesus and the Sabbath (Matthew 12:1-14)

The condition of our hearts is a complex and complicated thing. Why do we do what we do? Why do we make the choices that we make? Why do we agree with some rules and disagree with others? This is … more »

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Dostoyevsky in Djibouti

“The more I love humanity in general the less I love man in particular. In my dreams, I often make plans for the service of humanity, and perhaps I might actually face crucifixion if it were suddenly necessary. Yet I … more »

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Missio Advent: What’s in a Family Tree? (Part 1)

Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the … more »

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