Tag Archives: Empathy

Who is My Neighbor?

How should we respond to the foreigner in our midst? As 2016 clearly revealed, this is a question that generates not a small bit of controversy, both in the United States and in countries around the world. Unfortunately, this conversation … more »

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In the World, Not Of It

Every day we are bombarded with articles, videos, and sound bites of the latest tragedy, whether it be child slavery, violence, hate crimes, or refugee crises. Each time I read about the misfortune that others have gone through, my heart … more »

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Missio on Generosity: Vocational Clout for the Common Good

I participated in my very first “Locked In Solidarity” (LIS) on Thursday, February 11, 2016 (see #LIS16).  LIS is a national prayer vigil for the mass incarcerated.  Nearly forty people met in a small downtown Christ Community Church (Kansas City, … more »

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Missio on Generosity: Othering

A good friend and colleague, Dr. Esther Meek, taught me the importance of asking a stranger to relate his or her story.  When Meek meets a stranger she immediately requests, “Tell me your story.” Sometimes it appears people are waiting … more »

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