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, a collection of reflective essays written in the wake of her husband's death. Andrée resides in Philadelphia, Penn.

 

The camel's nose

| Today's stem-cell problem originated years ago
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 9/01/01, 12:00 am

Imagine snake oil salesmen holding crowds enthralled with loud proclamations and demonstrations-while assiduous associates surreptitiously relieve the rapt observers of the contents of their pockets.

Artful deflection indeed-and the analogy that comes to mind in the wake of President Bush's Aug. 9 stem-cell funding decision, as media and medics alike dissect a pronouncement in a petri dish while a story the size of a pachyderm slips under our noses.

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On writing

| Know the rules, and how to break them the right way
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 8/18/01, 12:00 am

The biggest help to my writing has been the discipline of having to fit everything into 800 words. That's on the "craft" side. On the "inspiration" side it's the daily reading of Scripture. The World Journalism Institute gave me three hours to tell students in Asheville how I write, but I had only those two points, really. WJI could have saved itself a little money.

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A Sabbath proposal

| It may fit our schedule, but not Scripture's
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 8/04/01, 12:00 am

The Church of the Holy Nativity in Wrightstown, Pa., just went to a Saturday evening worship service as an option for folks who are too busy on Sundays. Many other Episcopal and Lutheran congregations in the area are following suit. I say this is a welcome development, but doesn't go far enough.

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