The Value of Chump Change: Mark 12:38-44

By Greg CareyIs poverty what it used to be? Or has poverty grown so shameful that we dare not speak its name? So determined are we keep poverty out of view, we erase the presence of the poor from Jesus’ teachings. The widow we encounter in Mark 12:38-44 provides a case study in poverty and oppression. Unable to confront poverty, we have turned her into something safer – an example of generosity.The election has just passed. As I’m writing this, I don’t know who will win. I do know this: … [Read more...]

God’s Return Policy: Jeremiah 31:7-9

By Gregory Lee CuéllarDebates on immigration in the United States continue to move in the default direction of North/South. As such, the prominent debating points often direct public attention to the U.S./Mexico border fence and the Latina/o community. By sleight-of-hand, many in the mainstream media tend to recast a centuries-old U.S. immigration experience as a Latina/o problem.Unlike the variety of migration stories in the Bible, the forces creating migration for many Latina/o … [Read more...]


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