April 7, 2020

A pandemic provides a unique moment for us to critique our present order or system and to begin both dreaming up and working toward a better way of organizing human communities shaped by justice, equity, inclusion and compassion for everyone. Read more

April 2, 2020

Our challenge is to shape a society that reflects a set of values that shape our world into a safe, compassionate, just home for us all—a world where each of us has a seat at the table. Read more

March 27, 2020

Jesus’ vision is of a world where the hungry are fed, those who weep now laugh, and the poor receive it all. It’s a world whose coming into being is good news to the poor, the imprisoned, the exploited, and the oppressed.  In Jesus’ world view you could not serve both God (taking care of people) and money. Read more

March 25, 2020

And this is precisely why our future can be different than our present. We can choose a future of compassion and justice for one another. We can choose to be our siblings’ keeper. The future is not set in stone. It is open, filled with multiple possibilities based on the choices we make today. Read more

March 23, 2020

This wakefulness means possessing a continuing awareness of issues related to marginalized people and their struggle for justice. It requires an intersectional awareness of racial, gender, economic, LGBT, and other social forms of justice. Read more

March 20, 2020

“Jesus modeled how we can be conduits of healing to this world, and we are to be about setting that healing in motion. We must be about restoration, not relocation; our goal should not be to depart, but to remain, doing as much good as we can in the time we have been given.” Read more

March 18, 2020

It is up to the communities that face oppression to determine what methods they will use to liberate themselves. It must not be determined for them by their oppressors. Jesus stood within his own oppressed community and taught that nonviolence was the better way. Read more

March 16, 2020

Will we be a source of genuine light in our world’s oppression and exploitation, or will we choose a blinding light that actually results in death for us all? James Douglass offers hope: “How does one live at the [potential] end of the world? By beginning a new one.” Read more

March 13, 2020

“At its source, it’s not about a lone hero who does something revolutionary on our behalf. It’s a call to participate, with others, in a community of healing justice.” Read more

March 11, 2020

This individualistic interpretation makes the kingdom abstract. It does not address systemic injustice, oppression, or violence in concrete ways. This might explain why this interpretation resonates largely with the elites. Read more

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