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“Lengthening”, Lent in the Holy Land, pt 1

The word “Lent” comes from a root word meaning “lengthening,” like the lengthening hours of sunlight which will bring the long, warm days of summer. Normally during Lent we think of giving something up for 40 days as we approach Easter, so as to prepare spiritually before we celebrate Christ’s Resurrection. This year, perhaps more than any other Lent before…

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Waging Peace: Live from Israel/Palestine

I’m in Israel/Palestine this week immersing into the heart-breaking realities of people suffering and people making and becoming free. Let’s dive right in. The hardest part for me to see the destroyed villages, knowing what happened there before and what their empty ruins represent today. The next hardest thing so far has been going to Balata refugee camp. We visited…

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Guest Articles

Waging Peace: Live from Israel/Palestine

I’m in Israel/Palestine this week immersing into the heart-breaking realities of people suffering and people making and becoming free. Let’s dive right in. The hardest part for me to see the destroyed villages, knowing what happened there before and what their empty ruins represent today. The next hardest thing so far has been going to Balata refugee camp. We visited…

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