Tag Archives: violence
Posted on 11. Oct, 2010 by Tim Stoner.
Day Eight: “[It is] a sight which will remain with me for the rest of my life – with the frigate in the background, two gunboats, two landing craft and four high powered ribs spread out in a semi-circle speeding towards us. . . . ” With these words we find out what has become of Yonatan Shapira (a subject of the doumentary) on the catamaran trying to bring humanitarian aid past the Gaza blockade. After boarding the Irene, “The senior officer . . . placed a Tazer gun in contact with his clothing and fired it directly into his heart. Yonatan let out a dreadful scream and the force of the Tazer caused him to lose control of his muscles.” Thus begins the second week of our nonviolence tour.
Posted on 09. Oct, 2010 by Tim Stoner.
Day Six: Lynne Hybels, wife of Willow Creek pastor, Bill Hybels, invited us to join about 30 close friends and church leaders in her home. Looking at Sami Awad, to her right, she tells the group in her living room, “I want to introduce you to my hero.” This is real. You can feel it in her tone and see it in her eyes. After spending a week with him, I understand what she is saying. It’s not every day you hang out with a man who stands in front of tanks and bulldozers with nothing in his hands but faith, hope and love.
Posted on 17. Jun, 2009 by Tim Stoner.
If God is not angry then He cannnot be God. Nobody really wants a God who is so loving that He must overlook and ignore blatant and persistent evil. If anger is antithetical to love then the death of Jesus makes no sense, nor, for that matter, do His repeated angry verbal exchanges before His death.