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Issue: "Maximum insecurity," Feb. 23, 2013

To avoid the calamity to which this article refers Christians must develop a “singularly biblical approach” to all issues. Churches must hold themselves accountable and provide a role model of holding biblical standards of behavior while displaying love, hope, mercy, and grace. In this manner, Christians could attract both the young and immigrants.
—Craig Jacobson, Auburn, Calif.

‘Your kingdom come’

Jan. 12  I cried as I finished reading this column. I cried for the Nigerian Christians, and because our government does not recognize Boko Haram as a terrorist group. I cried because of Pastor Mohamed Dan’Amoriya’s prayer, and because Western churches seem oblivious to the assault on Nigerian Christians and others in the world.
—J.D. Moyers, Centennial, Colo.

‘Marriage in Realville’

Jan. 12  My father would agree with Andrée Seu Peterson. He taught me that deceit leads to delight, delight to desire, desire to defeat—and defeat ends up in despair. The secret is to break the sequence early.
—Jim Schultz, Taylorville, Ill.


Jan. 12  Jamie Foxx says we can’t ignore that film violence does indeed have influence. But in December he joked on Saturday Night Live, regarding his role in Django Unchained, that he gets to “kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?” So exactly what type of influence is Mr. Foxx trying to have?
—Denny Brownlee, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

‘From this day forward’

Dec. 29  After raising a family I am faced with searching for a career job because my husband is ill. I’ve been putting it off because I’m not sure what I’m qualified for at this “late date,” and good jobs seem scarce. At times, I get excited about my future and how God will work it out, but I guess I’m also a little scared. I know God will be faithful, but I really needed that encouragement.
—Sue Mercer, Anderson, Ind.


The photo on p. 33 is of Elise Smith’s son and daughter-in-law (“40 years and millions of lives,” Jan. 26).

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Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
Submitted by Kim Blewett

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