Justin B. Fung

Tag: humility

Job

So I’ve been reading through the Bible in a year. Today I reached the end of Job. It’s a fascinating book. And bemusing, too. My understanding of what it says has definitely changed over the years, and even now, I’m not completely sure what to make of it all—especially all of the words that Job’s […]

Guess whose foreign policy stance …

Candidate X warned against an overactive American foreign policy and the negative reception it would receive around the world: If we are an arrogant nation, they will resent us. If we’re a humble nation, but strong, they’ll welcome us. Guesses in the comments below. Answer to come in a few days. P.S. Don’t cheat and […]

This year, for Lent …

Welcome to Lent 2010. (For those who are unfamiliar with Lent, check out this primer from Beliefnet.) Writer extraordinaire Julie Clawson penned a great and very thought-provoking piece on just what Lent is about (which you can find on God’s Politics or on her own blog). Of particular note: Lent isn’t about denial; it is […]

Daniel Berrigan: An Advent Reflection

Passed on by some friends of mine, here’s an Advent reflection from Daniel Berrigan, poet, peace activist and Catholic priest: It is not true that creation and the human family are doomed to destruction and loss — This is true: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever […]

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