Faithful Christians Who Hate…Aren’t

Russell Minick 7 Comments

Matthew 5 includes the beatitudes and one of the least honored teachings of Jesus: 43-47 “You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves. This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and …

#147 Reasons for Hope

Russell Minick

Imagine your college community completely traumatized, many wounded and at least 147 dead.  Garissa University College was a new university in northeastern Kenya with a mission to help everyone in the region: Mission: To nurture talent through research, innovation, consultancy, community outreach, entrepreneurship imparting knowledge and skills to meet the needs of the society. On April 2, 2015 the school was attacked by a handful of men. The killers separated Muslim Garissa students from Christian Garissa students; students that daily interacted constructively, as friends, studying together, playing sports, debating, having fun …