Tag Archives: Amazing Grace

There is hope for everyone, even racists and Nazis

By Robert Mann I love redemption stories because they show, as someone once observed, “Nothing is exempt from resurrection.” And few are more inspiring than one who renounces violence or hate and becomes an exemplar of tolerance or love. Last … Continue reading

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Barack Obama’s amazing grace

By Robert Mann Among dozens of moments that define the historic, consequential presidency of Barack Obama was his moving eulogy of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., in June 2015. Pinckney and eight … Continue reading

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The ‘amazing grace’ of Barack Obama’s Charleston eulogy

Friday, July 24, is the 290th birthday of John Newton – slave ship captain, Church of England priest, noted abolitionist and the author of the popular Christian hymn, “Amazing Grace.” By Robert Mann In early July, not long after President … Continue reading

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