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Month: January 2022

The Tears of the Fisherman: The Liberating Power of Humility and Repentance in the Life of Simon Peter

The Tears of the Fisherman: The Liberating Power of Humility and Repentance in the Life of Simon Peter

Kevin Burke, LSW Just hours before Peter’s denial, the Apostles gathered for what would be their final Passover meal together. Peter felt strong, secure and confident gathered with Jesus and the other apostles.  With all sincerity, he offered to give his life for Jesus. …Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to both prison and to death!”  Luke 22:31 But just a few short hours later… all hell was breaking loose. Peter must have been…

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The Unspeakable Peril in the Everyday: The Passing of a Great American Writer, Haunted by Abortion

The Unspeakable Peril in the Everyday: The Passing of a Great American Writer, Haunted by Abortion

By Kevin Burke, LSW Joan Didion died at the age of 87 in her Manhattan home on December 23, 2021. Author Jonathon Van Maren describes Didion as one of the great American pioneers of creative non-fiction, along with Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, and Truman Capote. Van Maren shares in American Conservative of Didion’s writing about the cultural revolution that swept across California like a wildfire in the late ‘60s.   Unlike many of her contemporaries, Didion had a keen eye that gazed beyond the…

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