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Issue: "Inside the wire," March 22, 2014

Quotables

Feb. 8  Our governor has informed New Yorkers who hold “extreme” views that we “have no place in the state of New York.” Who is more intolerant? Religious groups that hold strongly to their beliefs, or Andrew Cuomo?
—Todd E. Jenner, Cameron, N.Y.

‘Disparate impact’

Jan. 25  I sometimes hear the same anti-Israel rhetoric described in this column and grieve. Thank you for speaking clearly about this subtle drawing away of support from Israel.
—Carol Listhartke, Barrington, Ill.

Thanks for exposing some of the liberal propaganda distorting the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. These are days for God’s people to “stand, and having done all, to stand.”
—Edith Nedrow, Selah, Wash.

‘Out with the old’

Jan. 25  I have seen many trees come and go on our Indiana farm, but none with such a rich history so eloquently recounted as Mindy Belz’s oak. This was a beautiful piece depicting the passing of life.
—Yon Lindborg, Union Mills, Ind.

After reading about Belz’s tree falling, I read Job’s lament: “He breaks me down on every side, and I am gone, and my hope has he pulled up like a tree.”
—Jay Moyers, Centennial, Colo.

‘Urban life’

Jan. 25  This column nicely pointed out how insignificant our fears are compared to God’s calling for us. No matter how difficult or impossible a task it seems, when He wants us to move, the ground will appear beneath our feet.
—Marie Williams, Cleveland, Ohio

‘Her middle name was Mercy’

Jan. 25  This article moved me deeply. The faith and courage the Eskelunds displayed in choosing life rather than death for their twin girls caused me to praise God for His grace.
—David R. Christenson, Lynnwood, Wash.

‘Roe at 41’

Jan. 25  When people “choose” to have unprotected sex, society is under no obligation to give them a further choice to take an innocent life whose only crime is to be inconvenient.
—Don Cain, Orlando, Fla.

‘The Great Divorce’

Jan. 25  Max McLean’s creative team, working on Luther on Trial, should examine carefully the accusations against Luther. If he “splintered the church” because it condemned the solas of faith, grace, and Word, so be it. If he opened the “door for secularism” in that the pope was unable to burn him at the stake, so be it.
—Paula Steinhauer, Mission Viejo, Calif.

I appreciate the many ways WORLD is reaching out through the magazine and the blogs and video interviews on the website. I live in a small town with few like-minded people, and it is a blessing to be able to read WORLD.
—Jim Johnson, Manistee, Mich.

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