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.

Statues falling

Culture | Our own sons are destroying our country’s monuments
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 7/29/20, 10:45 pm

For Christmas 1961 my mother bought me a nun’s suit from the St. Anthony Messenger magazine. 

To St. Joseph’s Church I would make my pilgrimage, pry open the heavy wooden portals; dip fingers in holy water fonts; part the stained glass doors across the narthex; genuflect when reaching the communion rail; kneel before flickering votive candles; and beg with the earnestness of a 9-year-old zealot that the impassive Virgin oblige me with the sign I sought—a raised eyelid, the slightest finger movement. 

She declined.

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A book that asks: “Hath God really said?”

Theology | The peril of not believing what the Bible says about itself
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 7/16/20, 03:59 pm

DISCLAIMER: I was the café server at the seminary where the man who wrote the book I am about to critique was a Bible professor. There is no reason why you should pay attention to what a turkey wrap maker has to say except that the Bible itself is the great leveler of credentials: God reveals to children what He keeps from the wise and learned. Be good Bereans and judge for yourself.

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One family’s corona story

Coronavirus | A potential infection exposes our deepest desires
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 7/02/20, 05:16 pm

"That the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed” (Luke 2:35).

A woman’s brother came for a four-day visit after several years. We know it was several years because he hadn’t seen the new kitchen floor tiling job, and remarked on it.

The day of his arrival the woman bought fixings for cheesesteaks but chose not to have a hoagie at dinnertime with the rest of the family—brother, husband, and father. While serving, she fleetingly wondered to herself why the thought of chipped steak with extra sharp provolone didn’t appeal to her at the moment.

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