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The Magazine: unmasking our selves for Christ’s sake

What I came to understand is that bullying is built out of a perverse reciprocity. What is seductive for the bully – what feeds him – is the reaction of his victim to his threats and his taunts: tears, rage, disorientation, and terror are all equally delicious. Deprived of these things, the bully goes hungry. And so I resolved to wage a campaign of starvation.

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The Magazine: Seven habits for faith-filled bloggers

As a Christian, I attempt daily to offer my life to God. I fail at this task with the same regularity as I begin it. However, I keep trying. As a result I have discovered so many of my failings and so much of God’s mercy that I can only commend this practice. Blogging is part of this practice.

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The Magazine: On not praying for my friend

In January, my friend Marlene took the General Ordination Exams for priesthood. There was a call from our church for people to pray for her at specific times during the exams. I signed up for slots on all three days.

Then, like Peter denying Jesus, I went and forgot to do it. All. Three. Times.

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