October 15, 2021

If we take seriously Jesus’ call for no more lords, and we work for a world where there are no more, we will by that same effort create a world with no more slaves as well. Read more

October 14, 2021

I appreciate the emphasis on not encouraging lordship, and we must also be honest that our sacred texts and narratives do endorse slavery and its hierarchy. Read more

October 13, 2021

Crucifixion was not a passive acceptance of abuse and injustice. It was Rome’s punishment for those who refused silence in the face of oppression and injustice. Read more

October 7, 2021

Christians have always come up with ways around stories like these in the gospels. What if we allowed ourselves to be confronted by stories like these, instead? Read more

October 6, 2021

We read this story too individualistically in our culture today. Societal, systemic change begins with understanding. Read more

October 5, 2021

The greater the wealth disparities within economic systems, the stronger the critique for those who have the heart to listen and understand. Read more

September 30, 2021

It’s not just okay but it’s actually right for us to be angry when we see vulnerable people and communities being harmed. Read more

September 29, 2021

Where we read of the creation of day and night: not a hard binary but two ends of spectrum that can produce beautiful sunrises, sunsets, dawns, evenings, and twilights. These states are neither day nor night alone but somewhere on a spectrum between. Read more

September 28, 2021

Christians today do a great deal of harm by shallowly thinking Jesus was against all divorce, especially divorce as practiced in our society, rather than being opposed to a specific kind of divorce practiced in his society. Read more

September 23, 2021

Something is good, remember, based on the kind of fruit it produces, whether it is life-giving or death-dealing. And that fruit is either enough of an argument in its favor, or a sign of something it’s time for us to leave behind. Read more

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