Andrée Seu Peterson

Andrée is a senior writer for WORLD Magazine. Her commentary has been compiled into three books including Won't Let You Go Unless You Bless Me. Andrée resides in Philadelphia, Penn.

Illustration by Krieg Barrie

Learning curves

Religion | Obedience to God takes practice, and practice, and more practice
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 1/27/17, 01:21 pm

Duolingo tells me I’m only at 51 percent fluency in French. That stinks since I’m French on both sides and grew up with it spoken around me, although my sister-in-law from France informs me that they don’t consider Québécois French to be really French.

I appreciate an online course that tells it like it is, that doesn’t flatter me. This way when I do well in the drills and get bumped up a level, I can trust I got there honestly. 

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Illustration by Krieg Barrie

No home here

Religious Liberty | Red and blue sides can’t hide the politics of ‘hate’ placards
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 1/19/17, 12:00 pm

Our neighbors across the street have a new sign on their front lawn. It’s about 20 by 30 inches, has a heart design on it with a vaguely American flag pattern, and says, on both sides of the placard, “Hate Has No Home Here.” The sentiment appears in smaller print in five languages beneath the English, of which I can identify Arabic, Korean, Hebrew, and Spanish. I have always had decent relations with these neighbors, but I immediately felt a slight shudder. 

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Associated Press/Photo by Ed Hille/The Philadelphia Inquirer

‘Whatever is true … whatever is lovely …’

Faith & Inspiration | Not allowing the evil of this world to dominate our thoughts
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 1/17/17, 05:26 pm

There are things I wish I’d never heard of. Images seen that cannot now be unseen. Films that had best not been watched. Photos once snapped, undeletable. A blood relation, unbeknownst to me at the time, took my son to see The Silence of the Lambs when he was 10, and the boy was damaged goods upon return.

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