September 25, 2020

Beware when you see those in power using law and order rhetoric used to maintain power, position, control, and political office. Read more

September 23, 2020

Jesus’ solidarity with those on the margins reached a critical breaking point with Jesus’ protest in the courtyard of the temple. The temple was the political, economic, and religious symbol of the temple state of his own society. Read more

September 22, 2020

Jesus here is announcing that God’s just future is decidedly for those the present system makes last. Jesus’ announcement is that the last will be first. Read more

September 18, 2020

Although everyone was invited to the event in the parable of Matthew 22, the event itself required certain attire. And a just future requires a certain something too: the inclusive, just, equitable passion for making our world safe for everyone, the desire to make sure we all thrive together.  Read more

September 16, 2020

Throughout U.S. history, the elites have repeatedly fanned the flames of racially charged bigotry to divide the lower class. Read more

September 15, 2020

I used to interpret this parable differently than I do today. When we read this parable from the perspective of those oppressed, subjugated, or pushed to the margins of society, certain things begin to stand out.  Read more

September 11, 2020

The rhetoric and movement of Black Lives Matter is the same preferential option for the oppressed as practiced by the Jesus of the gospels. Read more

September 9, 2020

The word preferential denotes a preference. Option denotes a deliberate choice to stand with one side over and against the harm being done to them and those who would perpetuate that harm. Read more

September 8, 2020

This is the ethic of preference or priority we see in the passage above from Mark’s gospel. This ethic in Mark can apply just as equally to those being harmed today by systemic, societal sicknesses. Read more

September 3, 2020

There is enough manna for everyone. It belongs to all of us, as a gift. Stop standing in the way of others’ thriving. Believe that your own thriving is dependent on theirs. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Read more

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