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Issue: "Reaping a whirlwind," Aug. 24, 2013

‘Commodity control’

June 29  The Last Hunger Season by Roger Thurow brought tears to my eyes in every chapter. When I tried to explain the desperate situation in Africa to my 4-year-old daughter, she said, “Mommy, should we pray about it?” We did. It is thrilling and a relief to read about One Acre Fund and its focus on being a servant.
—Renee Wendt, Cambria, Wis.

‘Against the mental grain’

June 29  Given the mess our country is in, it was not reassuring to read that our leading law schools no longer teach the principles that our nation rests upon. Is it any surprise we get a president like Obama and Supreme Court justices like Sotomayor and Ginsberg?
—Meredith Berg, Hudson, Wis.

‘Beware of “comfort care”’

June 29  As a registered nurse, I was shocked at how some healthcare professionals are interpreting the term “comfort care.” To me it always meant doing everything to relieve a patient’s suffering while supporting the patient and his loved ones in their choice to decline advanced interventions. It certainly does not mean hastening death.
—Becky Rubio, Oak Park, Ill.

‘Rotten to the core?’

June 15  This is the best Joel Belz column I have ever read. Thank you for expressing this serious concern about our dying nation.
—Don Spencer, Lake Tapps, Wash.

‘The morning after’

June 15  Judgment is just the background against which the New Testament sets the message of saving grace.
—Wayne McManigal, Sutherlin, Ore.

‘One monster among many’

May 18  Over the years I have been getting less and less shocked reading accounts of abortion, and it bothers me that I can be so desensitized about things that ought to be too horrifying to read. But thank you to Andrée Seu Peterson for reawakening me. I don’t want to condemn anyone. I just want it to stop.
—Karlene Gade, Chaska, Minn.

‘Nice going’

April 20  I just received this issue here in Zambia where I am teaching temporarily at a Lutheran seminary. I appreciated this column. Keep fighting for the Truth. As Martin Luther said: “Peace if possible, truth at all costs.”
—K. Spevacek, Avondale, Ariz.

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