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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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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 hate you

Today during Jahar’s status conference, I was looking at a list on Twitter I have that includes Boston journalists who have covered his case. One of them, Laurel J. Sweet (@laurel_sweet), was tweeting about sentencing going on the same time … Continue reading

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Yet another arrest

I’m a bit late with this news, but for those who missed it, yet another one of Jahar’s friends, Stephen Silva, has been arrested. Silva faces drug and gun possession charges. Please be praying for him, primarily for him to come … Continue reading

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Aza found guilty (and prayer requests)

Jahar’s friend Azamat Tazhayakov—Aza for short—was found guilty today on charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Sentencing will take place on October 16, and the maximum sentence is 25 years. I know the focus of this … Continue reading

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Love where it’s least expected

What if the very people who would be most expected to hate Jahar would instead show him unconditional love? It’s one thing that we, who were not at the marathon and who do not know anyone who was injured or … Continue reading

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Matanov and his impact on Jahar’s case

Yesterday a fifth person was taken into custody in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. From The Boston Globe: A cab driver from Quincy who was close to the two suspected Boston Marathon bombers was arrested Friday on charges of lying … Continue reading

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How would you pray if…

In light of the news that Eric Holder decided to pursue the death penalty in Jahar’s case, God placed something upon my heart that I would like to share as a challenge to all of us. Now I realize that … Continue reading

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