Saved by the Lesbians.

in the bleak midwintermillions are unemployed, uninsured, and under pressure.widening gap between the haves and the have nots widening and gappening like mick jagger about to eat all of the billions of burgers mcdonald’s serves from the deforested brazillian rainforests turned into grazing land to feed our addictions to cheap bovine carcasses infused with hormones, antibiotics, and monsanto’s irreversibly genetically modified pastures.“corporate person” funded presidential candidate c … [Read more...]

A Christmas Grinch – and a Christmas Hope.

Five days before Christmas, the City of Rochester, NY bulldozed all the belongings of residents in a homeless village and put their few earthly possessions in a giant dumpster. Take that Christmas. Bah-humbug. Homeless displaced again as City destroys tent city (in photos)Submitted by T. Forsyth on Sat, 2014-12-20 19:55Today, December 20, 2014, the City of Rochester, NY destroyed Sanctuary Village. This was the last stop for people with no place to go. Tents, sleeping bags, … [Read more...]

Rock of Ages 2.0 – poetic injustice.

things weren’t right in ferguson. i mean israel!i said things weren’t right in israel! ...new york.instead of God’s chosen people blissfully basking in the warm sun of freedom,they couldn't breathe because the air was thick with the heavy jack-boots of imperial oppression.instead of the hebrews building projects of their own design,her craftsmen and laborers were laboring under the thumbs of Roman task-masters who had them constructing temples to their pantheon of gods and hou … [Read more...]

Is progressive Christianity a “Christmas monster”?

"In 6-4 B.C., Yeshua of Nazareth was born into a humble peasant family in a tiny town in the backwater hinterlands of Palestine territory on the eastern edge of the Roman Empire. It doesn't really matter if Jesus was born to an actual virgin or not - or even if he was born in Bethlehem for that matter. The point is moot. Either way, he grew up to be our savior. In fact, if Jesus wasn't born to a virgin, being born as a bastard to an unmarried teenaged peasant from the sticks on the fringe of the … [Read more...]

Jesus’ Mom was a Punk.

A punk rock band should do a song based on Mary’s “Magnificat”(the song she sung according to Luke 1:46-55).In the New Testament Mary’s real name is Miriam which literally means “their rebellion.” She and her people had a lot to rebel against. The Roman Empire oppressed it's subject nations and was particularly hard on a nation on its far eastern Palestinian fringes. Israel/Judaea was a strongly monotheistic people and they resisted revering Caesar as God or Son of God and the stiff boots … [Read more...]

advent essence

 it isn't about waiting for baby Jesus to be born again swaddled in a styand it isn't about waiting for Christ to return again from a cloud in the skyit's about us deepening into God's kingdom - liberated life for you and i  roger wolsey Rev. Roger Wolsey is an ordained United Methodist pastor who directs the Wesley Foundation at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and is author of Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don’t like christianity … [Read more...]


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