Lamenting The Tyranny of the Now

A few weeks ago, I wrote about our present moment being what I’m calling “The Tyranny of the Now.”  And, this weekend, several white nationalist groups descended onto Middle Tennessee.  I am lamenting this reality. I am lamenting that we live in an anti-black world that makes brown people indifferent and normalizes white as the dominant expression of humanity.  I am lamenting that our institutionalized religions are motivated by empire and in turn live out theologies of empire.  What this… Read more

An Open Letter to White Liberal Progressive Clergy

An Open Letter to White Liberal Progressive Clergy Written by Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza with Nanci Armstrong-Temple, activist & social permaculturalist Dear White Christian Clergyperson and White Churchgoer who want to respond to White Supremacist Rallies, The 2016 election unmasked a profound reality for many of you, and you seem to see more clearly the ways that the logic of white supremacy was unleashed.  For many of us, people who have been born of the bodies who are marked with varying… Read more

Living in the Tyranny of the Now

Living in what I have been calling The Tyranny of the Now is the most honest reality that I can describe.  It is not a question of whether life is devastating; it is a question of how do we harness our deepest, most radical flourishing in the midst of living in the Tyranny of the Now, in the midst of ongoing devastation? I commented to someone recently that our world is both burning and drowning. Our common home is also tied… Read more

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