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Easter Executions: Are We Really Ready for New Life in Christ?

Lindsey Paris-Lopez understands that the death penalty can bring a sense of closure. But the peace it promises is based on the lie that some violence is righteous and some people are beyond redemption. On the cross, Jesus's outstretched arms embraced even killers in mercy. God's love empowers us to transform cycles of violence and dehumanization that the death penalty perpetuates.

Thank You, Dr. Hawkins

Lindsey Paris-Lopez expresses her deep gratitude to Dr. Larycia Hawkins as she leaves Wheaton College, and pledges to continue her work of embodied solidarity to make the city of Wheaton and beyond more welcoming for Muslims.

In Memory of René Girard: The Truth about Life and Death

Adam Ericksen on the passing of René Girard - "Many scholars have claimed that René Girard’s mimetic theory is one of the most important insights of the 20th century. But those of us who have been highly influence by René know better. For us, it is not an overstatement to state that René’s explanation of mimetic theory is the most important discovery of human nature in the last 2,000 years. That is, since the Gospels."