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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 “Surely you are one of them; for you too are a Galilean.” Peter began to curse and to swear, “I do not know this man about whom you are talking.” And immediately a cock crowed a second time. Then Peter remembered the word that Jesus had said to him, “Before the cock crows twice you will deny me three times.   Peter broke down…and wept. – Matthew 26:69–74 Just hours before Peter’s denial, the Apostles gathered for what would be their…

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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…

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