April 15, 2020

The Jesus story’s new wine pushes us beyond the skins of a system that only punishes to systems that restore and transform. Read more

April 13, 2020

Is it time today for a reformation where we try to infuse old skins with new wine or is it time for the life-giving, healthy transformation of the systems we’re trying to make a more distributively just society fit? Read more

April 10, 2020

Texts must be interpreted in life-giving ways within communities that prioritize the voices of the most vulnerable in our society. These communities practice a preferential option for the marginalized and see every human as bearing the image of the Divine and welcome, affirm, and include each of us in God’s vision of love and justice for society.  Read more

April 8, 2020

He did not ignore destructive passages or interpretations but met the elites’ use of these passages and interpretations with others that contradicted them and turned them to life-giving ends.  Read more

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

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