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ON Scripture: Acknowledging our Divine Positioning
Originally Posted: 08/11/2014 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

When confronted with the uncomfortable presence of so many relegated to the social margins of our society, we tend to shrink inward lest the enormity of life’s injustices overwhelm us. When we hear of another ...

Sacrificing Our Sons and Daughters
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 12:32pm | Type: Blog

On our U.S. currency are inscribed the words: “In God, we trust.” Many of us have believed that those words referred to trusting in the God of Abraham. But I am convinced that there is another word that is imp ...

Stand by Me: Memorial Day and the Healing of Souls
Originally Posted: 05/19/2014 - 1:19pm | Type: Blog

The promise of the Spirit to the disciples is a promise from Jesus to blunt their isolation. If you have to reassure people that you’re not abandoning them, it may be because they ...

Reorienting Ourselves to the Earth
Originally Posted: 04/21/2014 - 2:25pm | Type: Blog

Acts 2 calls us to turn the day of doom into a day of deliverance. The task requires us to actively and intentionally reorient ourselves to the earth. The accelerated pace of clim ...

On Scripture: The Death of Thanksgiving (Colossians 1:11-20)
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Is Thanksgiving dead? Not as long as Jesus Christ is alive among us, at the center of creation and the community of faith. But it is our job to respond by giving thanks for the gifts of forgiveness, for the gi ...

On Scripture: Hearing Job — Vindicating the Traumatized (Job 19:23-27a)
Originally Posted: 11/04/2013 - 4:54pm | Type: Blog

For those of us not currently in the midst of healing from such suffering, maybe Job challenges us not only to allow space for the suffering in our communities, but also to advocate on their behalf. ...

On Scripture: Resistance is Futile
Originally Posted: 06/26/2013 - 4:59pm | Type: Blog

For others with different theological and political perspectives, these decisions will be a difficult test, and they will struggle to accept them. I pray for their comfort and consolation. ...

On Scripture: A Vision for America
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 11:01am | Type: Blog

As we stand this week on the cliff of a critical moment in the life of our nation — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the second inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama, the first person of African descent, as the ...

On Scripture: God's Return Policy
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 12:57pm | Type: Blog

Debates on immigration in the United States continue to move in the default direction of North/South. As such, the prominent debating points often direct public attention to the U.S./Mexico border fence and t ...