The Preacher Persisted: Finding Courage in the Pulpit

Despite the push-back I have received against my sermons that tackle controversial issues, here’s one thing I know: I will not allow my prophetic preaching voice to be silenced.

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Preaching in the Era of Trump

I struggle to understand how those who claim to embrace the radical ethic of the Christian faith—the gospel ethic of caring for the disenfranchised, marginalized, and oppressed “others” of society—can claim to have voted for Trump out of Christian values when there were other Republican and Democratic candidates from whom to pick. Voters are used to choosing between “the lesser of evils,” but there is no serious Christian standard by which Trump can be argued to be that choice. [Read more…]

Standing Rock: Building Deeper Alliances with the Land and our Neighbors

By David Phillips Hansen Indigenous people are showing White Christians the dynamic power of faith in action. Standing Rock is a spiritual center of transformation and a global symbol of the struggle for environmental and interracial justice. The Lakota words, “mni wiconi,” (water is life) have become a rallying cry renewing faith in the power of [Read More…]