December 2, 2019

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. But when those threatened by the new world do raise their swords and standing up creates a firestorm, stand up anyway. Read more

November 27, 2019

We are all in this together. The choices we make affect us all. And although they affect us differently, we all have to share this planet we call home. We all inescapably share space with each other. We have the choice to share this space in a way that makes sure everyone is taken care of. Read more

November 23, 2019

Jesus’ definition of wealth as the exploitation of the poor and his call for wealth redistribution was viewed as thievery in his day. It’s still viewed as theft by many wealthy people today. Read more

November 22, 2019

“Some will say, ‘This sounds like socialism!’ I’m reminded of the words of historical Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan, ‘Do not, by the way, let anyone tell you that is Liberalism, Socialism, or Communism. It is, if you need an -ism, . . . Enoughism . . . Enoughism would be a more accurate description.’” Read more

November 20, 2019

This world is not based on a win-lose closed system, but a win-win where we learn to be each other’s keeper. Our world is what we, collectively, choose to make it. For my part, I’m choosing compassion. Read more

November 18, 2019

It called people to stop solving the challenges of survival for themselves at the expense of others around them. It called them to take responsibility for making sure they all together had what they needed. Read more

November 15, 2019

One thread in Jewish tradition enlarged this hope and applied it not only to the Jewish people, but also to the rest of humanity with a much more universal end to all oppression, violence, and injustice. It was to this Jewish hope for justice and liberation that the authors of the gospels sought to connect the Jesus story. Read more

November 13, 2019

If true, this calls for Christianity to wrest itself free of its historical failures, to make reparations for the damage it has done, and to begin charting a new course where the poor, women, people of color, and those of varied orientations and gender identities are no longer the victims of Christianity. Read more

November 11, 2019

“For those at the top of an exploitative social pyramid who are privileged, advantaged, and benefited by the status quo, freedom and liberty mean something fundamentally different than it does for those at the bottom.” Read more

November 8, 2019

“What is our relation, as followers of Jesus, to the marginalized of our day? To what degree are we marginalized in our own lives? Are we standing in solidarity with others who are marginalized or are we participating in their continued marginalization?” Read more

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