May 25, 2023

One way to redeem this passage is to connect it to John 20. To inhale this Spirit means to exhale justice. Read more

May 24, 2023

We need a holistic interpretation where people’s spiritual wellbeing is connected to their material economic, political, and social wellbeing. Read more

May 23, 2023

There is a tendency here to devalue the material, concrete, physical realities in which people suffered and offer instead something ethereal. Read more

May 18, 2023

A unity that walks arm and arm with justice. A unity that’s big enough to wrap its arms around all over varied differences and call them “good.” Read more

May 17, 2023

I resonate much more with working to make our concrete world, here and now, a safer, more compassionate, just home for everyone. Read more

May 16, 2023

Our reading this week is John’s version of Jesus’ farewell prayer. This passage deeply influenced Christians during the fourth and fifth centuries C.E. Read more

May 11, 2023

Considering the ethics and values within the Jesus story, loving Jesus means actually loving the things he taught and following them. Read more

May 10, 2023

For the original audiences of the synoptics, “advocate” would have called to mind a deep need of advocacy socially, politically, and economically. Read more

May 9, 2023

I grew up hearing Christians interpret the Advocate as an intermediary interposing between sinful humans and a holy God. Today, I reject that. Read more

May 4, 2023

After two millennia of exclusively gendering God as male, we don’t get to jump immediately to God being gender-less. Mama God imagery helps. Read more

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