Posts tagged "Judgment & Love"
Judgment Kills, Love Gives Life

Judgment Kills, Love Gives Life

The final installment in our series of entries from Judgment & Love. Again, J&L is a collection of 35 true-life stories illustrating the powerful truth that when love is shown in the face of deserved judgment, lives are changed. To order your copy at the reduced price of $10, go here or click on the button at the bottom of the post.

“Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls” by TLC was still blaring on the stereo as I watched the hydro pole—a cement telephone pole essentially—crack just above the imploded hood of the Ford Explorer and fall. I looked at my friend…

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Me, My Oughts, and I

Me, My Oughts, and I

The penultimate installment in our series of entries from Judgment & Love, here is Bonnie’s chapter. Again, J&L is a collection of 35 true-life stories illustrating the powerful truth that when love is shown in the face of deserved judgment, lives are changed. To order your copy at the reduced price of $10, go here or click on the button at the bottom of the post.

Like most teenagers living in developed countries, I worried about the way I looked. I knew I wasn’t fat, and even though I wasn’t quite as thin as some other girls, it didn’t really…

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Some Things Never Change – RJ Heijmen

Some Things Never Change – RJ Heijmen

Continuing with our series of entries from Judgment & Love, here is RJ Heijmen’s chapter. RJ is head minister of St. Paul’s Church in New York City – you can subscribe to his terrific podcast here. Again, J&L is a collection of 35 true-life stories illustrating the powerful truth that when love is shown in the face of deserved judgment, lives are changed. To order your copy at the reduced price of $10, go here or click on the button at the bottom of the post.

“We love because…

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A Prescription For Perfectionists

A Prescription For Perfectionists

Continuing with our series of entries from Judgment & Love, here is Sarah Richey’s chapter. Again, J&L is a collection of 35 true-life stories illustrating the powerful truth that when love is shown in the face of deserved judgment, lives are changed. To order your copy at the reduced price of $10, go here or click on the button at the bottom of the post. 

The day I graduated from college, I had a lot going for me. I was graduating with honors, had a new job in youth ministry, was buying an apartment and moving to a new city, and…

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The Blue Movie and the Old Story

The Blue Movie and the Old Story

Continuing with our series of entries from Judgment & Love, here is David Browder’s chapter. Again, J&L is a collection of 35 true-life stories illustrating the powerful truth that when love is shown in the face of deserved judgment, lives are changed. To order your copy at the reduced price of $10, go here or click on the button at the bottom of the post.

I did not realize this as a young boy, but my family broke the stereotypical mold in Alabama with their real and palpable agnosticism. As any child would do, I followed their…

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Wedding Dresses and Wounded Healers

Wedding Dresses and Wounded Healers

One of the most enduring entries from our maiden publication, Judgment & Love. J&L is a collection of 35 true-life stories about what happens when people experience love in the midst of deserved or expected judgment. This comes to us from The Rev. Nancy Hanna:

She came into my office three weeks after her mother’s funeral, at which I had officiated. She was deep in the throes of disposing of her mother’s house and belongings: a private and painful activity (on the level of hearing the clumps of earth thud onto the top of the coffin lid) unaccompanied by hymns…

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This Kid Can Flat-Out Play: Judgment and Love in Friday Night Lights

This Kid Can Flat-Out Play: Judgment and Love in Friday Night Lights

One of the many reasons we champion the NBC show Friday Night Lights is its understanding and depiction of human dynamics. At its core, this is not a show about football – no more than, say, Whit Stillman’s film The Last Days of Disco is about disco. It is a show about the human condition, and as such, it is a show about judgment and love. Two of the realities or forces that are closest to the human heart. Certainly the two that we most like to go on about here at Mockingbird.

When we talk about judgment and love, we…

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