Entering this season of Advent, let us return again and again to the stories of God’s deliverance of Israel and to the Psalms that recount them. Let us inhabit these ancient songs, allowing their words to become our words as we respond to the enemies we encounter and as we reflect on the coming of the Deliverer.
"Life is far too short to ever know enough. The only way to gain knowledge is to have a steady diet of good (not escapist) literature." Here is Dordt College's Director of Library Services' list of books to read.
When we say we give thanks, do we really only mean the good things? Or, like our Savior on the night He was betrayed, could we really give thanks in all things, every single day?
Given how the logic of the two days work against each other, you may only be able to really celebrate one (even if you participate in both). So which day will highlight your week and your life—Thanksgiving or Black Friday?
It was no surprise that this decision stirred strong emotional responses across the board, with many taking the same decision as either full exoneration of Mr. Wilson or proof positive of a racist system incapable of producing justice. So how do we make sense of what has happened?
I confess I have not always chosen to understand or embrace the white privilege I hold as a female of Northern European-Dutch descent. I confess as a child I was taught to fear those different than myself.