Andrée Seu Peterson

Andrée is a senior writer for WORLD Magazine and the author of three books: Won't Let You Go Unless You Bless Me, Normal Kingdom Business, and We Shall Have Spring Again.

Three crosses

Religion | Lessons from a dying brigand
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 3/26/20, 02:03 pm

One cross saves. But there were three on the hill, and whenever the One is depicted at Golgotha, artists’ renderings show three. For 2,000 years of Christian art, it is put in our faces: two brigands crucified with Christ, one on the left and another on the right.

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The forgetful life

Lifestyle | Living with lapses in memory
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 3/12/20, 04:22 pm

President Coolidge was a silent type. When it was announced that he had died, New York writer Dorothy Parker quipped, “How can they tell?”

I feel that way about my memory. Because I have had a poor one all my life, the worsenings of age are hardly noticeable. Everyone, of course, claims to have a bad memory—which makes it hard for the genuine article like yours truly to sound more than a narcissistic whiner. My husband and personal cheerleader once pooh-poohed my claim like all the rest but learned the truth in short order: “You’re right, you have a really bad memory.”

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Backfire

Theology | No scheme undoes God’s plans
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 2/27/20, 04:21 pm

Pity King Balak of Moab. Nothing he tried worked. His prophet-for-hire Balaam had an easy enough gig: stand at the top of a hill and curse a million Israelites spread out below, lest they “lick up all that is around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field” (Numbers 22:4). But the prophet opened his mouth, and blessings came out instead of curses.

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