Andrée Seu Peterson

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

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Things that are above

Worldview | It isn’t easy to find the right perspective, but it is important
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 8/15/18, 11:21 am

My father’s garden is a money-loser. If you count the man-hours, seed catalog purchases, water usage, and petrol expended in transporting trapped raccoons out to the hinterlands, each tomato may cost 50 bucks. Dwelling on those facts could drive you mad.

Or, you can look at my father’s garden differently. You can choose to see it as a hobby that costs far less than the pastimes of the golf course and casino. Out in the sunshine you get fresh air, exercise, vitamin D—and if we’re so blessed, a few tomatoes.

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Waiting gains

Religion | It’s hard to wait faithfully, but the process builds godly character
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 8/01/18, 10:27 am

A big hit in the summer of 1963 was Allan Sherman’s novelty song Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (A Letter from Camp). Here is the gist: It’s raining; Joe Spivey has developed poison ivy; Leonard Skinner got ptomaine poisoning after dinner; the counselors hate the waiters; the lake has alligators; the head coach wants no sissies—he’s quoting from Ulysses; they’re convening a search party for the missing Jeffery Hardy.

Worst of all, moans this most unhappy camper in his missive home, “I’ve been here one whole day.”

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God in three Persons

Islam | Don’t compromise the gospel when witnessing to Muslims
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 7/19/18, 03:31 pm

Inside the Dome of the Rock, Caliph Abd al-Malik’s seventh-century Muslim shrine in Old City Jerusalem, if you crane your neck and study the ceiling, you will read a circular 730-foot-long ribbon of Arabic words with a message to Christians: “The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of God. … So believe in God and his messengers, and say not ‘Three’. … God is only One God. Far be it removed from his transcendent majesty that he should have a son.”

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