Category Archives: Compassion and justice

Advent 3: Himself a servant’s form puts on

  The everlasting Son Incarnate deigns to be; Himself a servant’s form puts on (Charles Coffin, The Advent of our God, Hymns of the Primitive Church, 1837) The second theme highlighted in the Advent hymn is the servant nature of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sympathy for Jonah: Reflections on humiliation, terror and the politics of enemy-love

David Benjamin Blower’s Sympathy for Jonah is a slim but by no means a light read. It is an elegant and succinct work of profound poeisis; the artistic creation of a powerful imaginative lens which dives deep into the narrative … Continue reading

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Global Compassion… Inside Out?

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts… Colossians 3:12 (ESV) Dr. Paul Ekman, Professor Emeritus in Psychology at the University of California, San Francisco, is best known for furthering our understanding of nonverbal behavior. He was also … Continue reading

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