Palm Sunday to Good Friday, a frenzy of adulation turned suddenly to condemnation. How should we explain this sudden change?… Read More
Country of first asylum, or first refuge, is usually a neighbouring country to which a refugee flees. In the face of great challenge, even reported challenge, writing often becomes the place of first refuge for novelists and poets as they seek to make sense of the challenging experience. Rilke expresses it this way:
Everything conspires to silence us,
Partly with shame
Partly with unspeakable hope.
The Martyrdom of Stephen as Recapitulation of the Gospel
It is noticeable that Stephen, the first Christian martyr we know of, ends his life without voicing revenge. (Acts 7:60)… Read More