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The Breath of the Trinity

There is much theology that treats the Trinity as a mathematical game, trying to work out how three can be one and one can be three. 611 more words


"Peter, Put Away Your Sword!"

In a beautiful garden, one familiar to Jesus and his disciples for he had taught them there many times the story of Jesus consummates from one of the Christ attempting to prepare his flock of followers for the inevitable to one where the solders came, with a representative of the high priest, to arrest Jesus. 1,514 more words


تضييق دائرة الخيارات                         Narrowing the options

إنها لفرضية خاطئة أن نظن أن الخيارات الاستراتيجية في مصر (أو في أي مكان آخر) تقتصر على شيئين فقط، إما احتجاجات سلمية في الشوارع أو كفاح مسلح وعنيف، فلا أحد يمتلك قدر ولو قليل من العقل سيدعوا إلى حرب عصابات دموية في مصر، فأيً كان من يريد فعلا إنهاء الانقلاب وتحسين الحياة في مصر لن يحاول أن يثير فيها حرب أهلية، لأنه عندما تتحول الحركات المقاومة إلى الدموية فإنها ستفقد على الفور غالبية الدعم الشعبي … وهو ما يستحقون.

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Defending Success

Hats off to Joe Cirincione, President of the Ploughshares Fund, for his brilliant take down of David Samuels’ recent New York Times Magazine article and attack against the Iran nuclear deal.  396 more words

Iraq And Iran

Review|Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

Chenoweth and Stephan conclude that successful nonviolent resistance ushers in more durable and internally peaceful democracies, which are less likely to regress into civil war.

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Military Madness

What Happens When We Try Too Hard?


 Nothing happens at all. No matter how invested we become in achieving a specific goal, if we overdo it, we already set ourselves up for imminent failure. 1,061 more words

Life Experience