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 Cross is Too Beautiful for That! PS – God Isn’t Angry Either

  The cross is too beautiful for that. It’s too beautiful to be reduced to a simple explanation.  It’s too beautiful to finally “figure out.”  It’s too beautiful to capture in a simple tract.  It’s too beautiful to proclaim with a megaphone and a picket sign.  It’s too beautiful to be turned upside-down to be [Read More...]

Seminary is Great… Seminary Loans Suck… Young Pastors are Slaves

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an online symposium, “Does Seminary Have a Future?” hosted at Patheos this month. Read other perspectives here. Seminary changed my life.  Hands down, one of the formative experiences of my 28 years.  I’m on the long term plan, finally reaching toward graduation this May after 5 years in [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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