May 13, 2021

If we find ourselves opposed by the marginalized because we are actually standing between them and justice, obstructing their path toward a society that recognizes their full humanity, then we need to serious address why it is that our story is so fundamentally different from the Jesus story that we hold so dear. Read more

May 12, 2021

Too often we can conflate criticism and hate. Someone not liking something doesn’t mean they want it destroyed. And yet, if you find yourself being genuinely hated as a Jesus follower, it’s important to consider how much social location matters. Read more

May 10, 2021

Being hated by the world is a theme in many sectors of Christianity that has been sorely abused. Read more

May 6, 2021

We can explore ways that understanding Universal love that lead us, not to private, assured passivity, but to the work of remaining in that love by shaping our world into a safe, compassionate, just home for each and every one of us. Read more

May 5, 2021

Love that only leaves the privileged in a conscience-appeased state so they can sleep better at night isn’t a love worth having. Read more

May 4, 2021

There is a way to teach God’s love that is complicit in oppression and harmful to marginalized communities.  There is another way to teach love that can be foundational to the work of transforming our world into a safe, compassionate, just home for everyone. Read more

April 30, 2021

I’m concerned about the type of fruit so many White, straight, cisgender Christians are producing. Is this fruit life-giving or is it poisonous? Does our fruit look like the fruit of the original vine, and if not, what vine have we allowed ourselves to be grafted into instead? Read more

April 29, 2021

Although the passage we began with focuses on bearing fruit rather than being a dead or withered branch that bears nothing, we see that the kind of fruit one bears matters too. What does it mean for American Christians to live as Jesus did? Read more

April 28, 2021

After almost two centuries of Christian patriarchy gendering God as exclusively male, we must recognize women bear the image of the Divine, too. Read more

April 22, 2021

When we choose to make justice ultimately win, not just in isolated occurrences but systemically, we are determining whether our ancient, cherished stories of justice overcoming ring true or are merely desperate, wishful fairytales. Read more

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