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Why Have You Forsaken Me?
Originally Posted: 04/08/2014 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

As I reflect on the plight of the undocumented immigrant in the United States today, I wonder if the words of the Psalmist, echoed by Jesus on the cross, don’t hit a little too close to home. ...

Attn SBNR: Biblical Violence Matters to Peace
Originally Posted: 03/07/2014 - 2:27pm | Type: Blog

Religion can be defined as the practices and beliefs employed by humans to contain our violence. If you are a spiritual but not religious seeker after peace, please do not deceive yourself into thinking that i ...

Ashes of Hope: My Love of Lent but Not of Murder on a Cross
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 12:23pm | Type: Blog

I think these ashes of hope are what the soul longs for. Beyond a good love story, a good hope story. To know that all of our troubles will not be squandered, but used for fodder to keep these tales of beauty- ...

Faithful Sacrifice
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

My life is not my own. I am the product of sacrifice. I am here because of those who saw beyond themselves and thought personal sacrifice was worth giving up to allow justice to take hold. I am here because Je ...

How A Poor Theology Of The Cross Created America's Broken Justice System
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Blog

Our system isn’t working. It might surprise you however, to understand how we arrived at such a broken justice system. We got here because of poor theology. America’s justice syst ...

Good Friday: How Deep the Father's Love Is For Us
Originally Posted: 03/29/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Blog

If anything we think we knew about God before Jesus arrives in Mary's womb contradicts what we see and hear of Jesus in the Gospels, then we are the ones who are mistaken. ...

The Cross: An Exposé of Human Sacrifice
Originally Posted: 03/13/2013 - 6:47am | Type: Blog

We commit sacrifice when we scapegoat, demonize, marginalize, expel, persecute or kill others in the name of our own safety and security or to bolster our belief in our own goodness. ...

Louis C.K. on Our Neighbor’s Bowl and What 'Fair' Is
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 12:21pm | Type: Blog

If Jesus is, in fact, the example to which we look, let’s consider for a moment the point at which he is near death on the cross, abandoned by all who claimed to love him, taunted and tortured by figures of au ...