Saturday Series

Responding to those in pain

Books | It includes a balance of empathy and orthodoxy
by Kelly M. Kapic
Posted 5/11/19, 10:28 am

Kelly M. Kapic in Embodied Hope: A Theological Meditation on Pain and Suffering emphasizes that our hope is in God “who made and redeemed heaven and earth, not in our own intellectual acuity.” He asks Christians to mix hope and lament in faithful suffering, rather than emphasizing hope with no lament (that’s naïve optimism), lament with no hope (“unrelenting despair”), and neither hope nor lament (“detached stoicism”).

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Trying to ‘do right’

Biography | Grover Cleveland’s efforts to show integrity in stewarding the country’s resources, Part 2
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/04/19, 05:39 pm

Editor’s note: Marvin Olasky continues his monthly biographical series on key individuals from late 19th and early 20th century American history. In February and March, we looked at the life of John D. Rockefeller. In April, we presented Part 1 on the life of Grover Cleveland. Here’s the concluding second part.

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Setting the stage for America’s great divide

Books | An excerpt from WORLD’s 2018 Book of the Year in the History category
by Jay Sexton
Posted 4/27/19, 12:08 pm

Jay Sexton’s A Nation Forged by Crisis: A New American History was our 2018 Book of the Year in the History category because it presents a challenging new perspective in 200 tightly written pages. Instead of telling a conventional story of America’s evolution, Sexton offers the historian’s equivalent of a biologist’s “punctuated equilibrium”: long periods of little change punctuated by dramatic disasters that create surprising benefits.

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