October 14, 2019

It is easier to build monuments than to work toward the kind of world these visionaries envisioned could be.  Christianity, too often, has done just that. Read more

October 11, 2019

Jesus’ form of nonviolence was an act of self-affirmation in a society where one’s self was already being sacrificed. When we interpret nonviolence as self-sacrifice, irreparable harm, even lethal harm, is done to those who survive and those who are victims of violation. Read more

October 9, 2019

This means that my actions toward others are my faith. They don’t just reflect it. That means that, in this life, the closest I will ever come to the Divine, is YOU! I want my faith to bear fruit and my focus to be right here on Planet Earth with you. Read more

October 7, 2019

When we choose to neglect this basic step in how we are seeing others, it does not matter what we claim to be—light bearer or reflector—the light we claim to possess is not life-giving, but destructive. Read more

October 4, 2019

“Self-defense, in and of itself, is not violence. Violation is violence. Oppression is violence. Injustice is violence. Protecting one’s privilege and power over others is violence. Self-defense or self-affirmation in the face of all of these things is not, in and of itself, violence.” Read more

October 2, 2019

In the name of taking actions that advance compassion, love and justice in our world, may both Matthew’s and Luke’s passages encourage you, even if others threaten you and attempt to silence your voice, to let your light, your truth—shine. Read more

September 30, 2019

“Today, Evangelical Christianity has lost its witness, and it is no longer credible in matters of compassion.” Read more

September 27, 2019

“As followers of Jesus, especially ones who choose to embrace Jesus’ rejection of violence, we must remember that Jesus did not stand up to injustice, and suffer for it, on our behalf. He calls us to do the same.” Read more

September 25, 2019

Our passage above is a warning for times like right now. It is a warning against failing to recognize what genuinely brings hope to a society or community and what has the potential to destroy a society or community altogether. Read more

September 23, 2019

It is far easier to talk about Jesus than the things Jesus talked about. Why? Because what Jesus talked about has the potential to change our world. Read more

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