COPLEY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A plain white wall rose above the altar in the sanctuary at St. Demetrius Serbian Orthodox Church.
“Healing the Gospel: A Radical Vision for Grace, Justice, and the Cross” by Derek Flood (Cascade Books, 108 pages, $17)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On the day the Boston Marathon bombing transfixed the world, Mark Watkins of suburban Kansas City, Mo., lay face to face with a crisis of life, death and faith of his own.
The Rev. Holly McKissick, Peace Christian Church, Kansas City, Mo.: I keep thinking of Susie. Beautiful. Bright. Amazing. And taken from her children, family and friends way too soon.
Dear Rev. Graham: As far as I’m concerned, religion is just a crutch for weak people. We need to be strong and rely on ourselves, and quit believing in something that doesn’t even exist (namely, God). I’ll bet you won’t dare to reprint this.