Righteous among the Nations

Varian Fry. Lois Gunden. Roddie Edmonds. Martha & Waitstill Sharp. Five names I hadn't heard before this weekend, but thanks to the Ken Burns film Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War, I learned about one couple's courageous efforts to save Jews during World War 2. Waitstill & Martha Sharp left a comfortable American life to…

What if vs. What is

I recently watched the movie A Hidden Life, based on the story of Franz & Fani Jagerstatter. It's a long, cinematic portrayal of an Austrian man who refused to swear a loyalty oath to Hitler - and the consequences he and his family experienced. The story is a powerful reminder that evil is real, and…