Fear Factor

Reflecting on Luke 24:36-48 When I was in high school, I went to Tae Kwon Do classes twice a week. I wasn't much of an athlete in the traditional team-sports way, so it was something of a shock to find that I didn't just enjoy the martial art - I was also pretty good at it. Some of my favorite classes were the ones in which we practiced self-defense. We'd set up real life examples that you might actually encounter, and we'd practice getting out of them. But even as we learned pinches and close-range-kicks, our teachers impressed upon us this one rule: run. Everything that we learn is to help us run away in the end. Running, they said, is your best defense. My puppy has this skill maste

April 4th

As I bounced from meeting to meeting this morning I listened to discussion about the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. I had forgotten that April 4th was the day that he had been shot. For many in our country, if this date stands out at all, it's because of MLK - as it should be. But not for me. For me, April 4th marks the 27th anniversary of the trauma that has shaped so much of my life. On April 4th, 1991, the plane carrying Senator John Heinz and a Bell Oil Helicopter collided over my elementary school while my first grade classmates and I were playing outside. I remember a ball of fire in the sky. Friends remember burning debris falling around us. We ga

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