October 12, 2022

From start to finish, the entire context of our story is  of establishing justice on Earth, ending violence, and restoring what oppression has stolen. Read more

October 11, 2022

Persistence in working for societal justice is at the heart of these kinds of sacred stories. Read more

October 7, 2022

Those of us from Western cultures have a lot we can learn from cultures that value community wellbeing over or alongside individual thriving. Read more

October 5, 2022

It isolated them from a community-based system of survival to an individualistic mode of survival. They were on their own. Read more

October 4, 2022

Survival depended on belonging to a community comprised of a network of rural families and was how one thrived. Read more

September 29, 2022

These stories cared about the concrete harm being done to the marginalized and exploited. Today, they should move us to do the same. Read more

September 28, 2022

Peasants could not imagine a world without feudalism. We find it difficult to imagine a world without capitalism. In this story, listeners could not imagine a world without Roman imperial rule. Read more

September 27, 2022

"To hear this parable, however, we must again remove some of the Christian theological wax from our ears." Read more

September 22, 2022

It’s much more realistic to focus on the gains and losses we experience in this life when we practice indifferent exclusion. Read more

September 21, 2022

This is a retributive punishment to satisfy the person inflicting the suffering who feels the offender must experience punishment. Read more

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