Hell Yes. Hell No! Or Who the Hell Cares? (Part 1 – Intro & Love Wins)

The following is part of a series on Hell, partially as a response to the Love Wins controversy.  To catch up, go here. ———————- Hell is a hot topic these days.  Some say “hell yes.”  Others passionately cry “hell no.” While some are tempted to ask “who the hell cares?” Over the past year we [Read More...]

Kinyarwanda: Forgiveness is Freedom

Guest Author: Andrew Himes is the author of the new book, ‘The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family.’ ——————— Kinyarwanda: Forgiveness is Freedom, a new movie from talented African American director Alrick Brown, is not a movie about genocide, though it is set in  Rwandan during the 100 days in [Read More...]

Prophetic Pepper Spray, Suffering, and the Revolutionary Kingdom: UC Davis and #OccupyWallStreet

Suffering.  Not something that is glorified in itself in Scripture, but the glory is in the cause suffered for. Suffering, most often, is the result of circumstances uncontrollable to the victim.  Born into: an abusive home, a third world ghetto, a warzone, disease, broken family, poverty, famine, or _____________.  Changes: job loss, regime change, governmental [Read More...]

The Powers That Be, the Gift of Enemies, and #OccupyWallStreet ( #OWS )

The Powers That Be by Walter Wink speaks to our day in profound ways.  The broad theme of the Domination System is helpful in my reflections about issues of justice and equality in the world.  One quote that really stood out to me comes from page 68: A society with an unfair distribution of goods [Read More...]


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