Kathy Redmond’s Story is One of Justice, Forgiveness, and Cornhusker Football

I live in Lincoln, Nebraska, and college football is the (un)official state religion. When the Cornhuskers play home games, Memorial Stadium becomes the state's third largest city, and that's been the case for a very long time. (The stadium currently holds an NCAA record of 325 consecutive sellouts.) People eat, sleep, and breathe Husker football here, and when the team wins or loses, it can affect the entire state's psyche.This can certainly be a good thing. Even though I'm not a huge … [Read more...]

The Painful Work of Forgiveness

I'd highly recommend that you wait until you have some time alone before reading Thomas Lake’s recent Sports Illustrated piece "The Boy They Couldn't Kill." Because trust me, unless you have a heart of stone, you will get emotional while reading Lake's account of a horrible act of cruelty and a beautiful act of forgiveness.In 2001, Rae Carruth was a promising wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers. And then he hired men to kill his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams, and his unborn son when … [Read more...]