Shane Claiborne: Pilgrimage to Ferguson

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Something felt right about going to Ferguson. And something felt right about going with Derrick. I’ve watched Derrick grow up as an African-American youth in North Philadelphia — facing unfair obstacles like a bankrupt school system, an epidemic of gun violence, and a tantalizing drug economy. Despite Philly’s 40% high school dropout rate, Derrick graduated. [Read More...]

When the Battle Is Hard: On Restoration and Renewal of Faith

Lisa Anderson

By Lisa Anderson On June 23, 2014, 79-year-old retired United Methodist pastor, the Rev. Charles Moore, set himself on fire in a shopping mall parking lot. Distraught and dispirited by the persistent and intractable nature of the racism, poverty and homophobia he had been battling against his whole life, Rev. Moore decided to offer his [Read More...]

Wild Christianity at the Wild Goose Festival

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“God did not outsource mercy; God said ‘I’ll come myself!’” — Rev. William Barber “The question isn’t ‘What Would Jesus Do?’, but rather ‘What is Jesus doing now?’” — Joerg Rieger The blessed Wild Goose Festival reminds me year after year, thank God, of what it really means to be a Christian. I’ve just come [Read More...]


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