January 24, 2020

“First, this ethic does not mean that we should expect reconciliation without change or reparations from our enemies . . . To expect the victims of violence to reconcile with their oppressors in the midst of ongoing oppression, even when the injustice is systemic, is in itself violent.” Read more

January 22, 2020

When those in power choose to threaten crosses for those standing up to systemic injustice, don’t let go. Keep holding on to hope even in the face of impossible odds. Keep holding on to life—resist. Read more

January 20, 2020

“I don’t believe that this suffering is good and I don’t believe that we must pass through fire and sword to get to a world that is safe, just, and compassionate for everyone. I do believe that when those threatened by a just world do raise their swords or threaten us with a cross, we should stand up anyway, even if those opposing us are relatives.” Read more

January 17, 2020

Some may cry unfair when others receive more, yet if this “more than” is based on what they need is more than what others may need to thrive, then fairness takes on a more wholistic, less shallow definition. Read more

January 15, 2020

“Today we have to ask which voices are we refusing to listen to? Which voices are we not heeding? Who are we in our stubbornness ignoring . . . Whether we acknowledge the truth of our reality or not, we are already, all of us, in this together.” Read more

January 13, 2020

“If a person is already being shamed and humiliated, they are already experiencing humiliation from those who endeavor to marginalize them and their voices. Those who really need to humble themselves in that situation are those who think that just because someone is different they are broken or less than.” Read more

January 10, 2020

Luke’s narratives about Jesus, beginning with the Christmas narratives, ultimately offer hope for those society deems less than, and they are still problematic to those in positions of power and privilege. I believe they offer much to those who are working toward a world a love and justice today. Read more

January 8, 2020

What can we learn from the passages above? It’s a lamentation that applies to all communities when justice-rooted social change is seen as a threat and those with the power to make a change would rather silence the voices calling for it. Read more

January 6, 2020

What would it look like for us to work toward a world shaped by equity, compassion, supplying needs, and thriving, even for the least of these? Read more

December 23, 2019

“In the new world that we are shaping, if any are left in “outer darkness,” it won’t be those you believe don’t measure up to your standards of respectability or virtue. It will be you! You cannot accept the welcome, affirmation, and inclusion of those you feel should be excluded. You will be excluded because you cannot accept those who are being included.” Read more

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