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Those Things He Was Saying Today: Reflections on the Tsarnaev Sentencing

On Wednesday, I attended Jahar’s formal sentencing in Boston.  I had hemmed and hawed for a long time over whether to go or not.  I don’t have a lot of extra vacation days to take, and they didn’t give much … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Jahar

Note: I realize that Jahar will never read this, nor is this what I would actually write him if the special administrative measures weren’t in place because he’d probably find it extremely offensive. I just wanted to let out the … Continue reading

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Reflections About Jury Selection

I realized that while we have been retweeting reporters’ tweets for the duration of jury selection, we have yet to make a blog entry about what’s been happening. With the jury set to be whittled down to 18 (12 jurors … Continue reading

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You Are: A Desperate Prayer

Lord, You are El Shaddai, God Almighty, all-powerful, sovereign over everything. As jury selection starts on Monday and Jahar’s trial begins, remind us that You are in control.  We tend to think we know what is best – but You … Continue reading

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Remember Them In Your Prayers

Editor’s Note: The following is an anonymous submission from a Christians United for Jahar contributor. Last week’s news about Robel Phillipos’s verdict and Khairullozhon Matanov’s alleged assault has elicited some prayer requests.  If you have not been following the trial, Robel … Continue reading

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I AM.

But God, surely You can’t reach him there. They’ve built up an impenetrable barrier with the restrictions they’ve placed on him. There’s no space that My love can’t reach. I just don’t see how the love of Christ can be … Continue reading

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The man in white

Editor’s note: This is a continuation of the blog post “I Am Here” from last September that begins where that story left off. It’s an imagined scenario of how Jahar comes to Christ and what happens afterward. Who knows what … Continue reading

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A new manifesto

I imagine if the Apostle Paul had kept a journal prior to meeting Jesus on the Damascus Road, he would’ve written something like this, boasting of his persecution and essentially murder of Christians: I bear witness that this is the … Continue reading

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Boldly I Approach

He pulls me close with nail-scarred hands into His everlasting arms. Many times I hear a Christian song and immediately think about Jahar because the lyrics speak of what I so deeply desire for him. That song then becomes associated with him … Continue reading

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