You’ve heard them, the non apology apology. “I’m sorry my [words,actions,deeds] hurt your feelings.” “I’m sorry for any misunderstanding there may have been.” “I’m sorry you’re upset.” You’ve heard people say things like this. I’ve said things like this. You might have too. It’s almost an apology, but not quite. I have not really taken […]

Treat Them Like Gentiles and Tax Collectors

If you have spent time reading the Bible, you might be familiar with the story in Matthew 18:15-17. Jesus is talking to his disciples and this is what he says, If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member […]


I recently read Amish Grace and Think No Evil.  And I am currently reading Desmond Tutu’s No Future Without Forgiveness.  All these books are about forgiveness.    I suspect I am not the only person who thinks our society is a little short on forgiveness. I’m not talking about our propensity for “forgiving” the latest poorly behaving […]