Issue: May 2016
In the Michigan water crisis, the roots of the problem go a lot deeper than contaminated pipes.
Jesus shook up his followers with his radical inclusion of children. Perhaps our Sunday worship should do the same.
A child-centered worship service encourages a sticky faith.
For 23 hours a day, I was kept in a windowless room smaller than a horse stable. How does this make us safer?
Pillars of Cloud and Fire: The Politics of Exodus in African American Biblical Interpretation, by Herbert Robinson Marbury. NYU Press.
Trouble I've Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism, by Drew G.I. Hart. Herald Press.
Beholden: Religion, Global Health, and Human Rights, by Susan R. Holman. Oxford University Press.
From The Soulmaking Room, copyright 2016 by Dee Dee Risher. Published by Upper Rooms Books.
The well-meaning 21st century colonialist may come in a T-shirt and a hoodie instead of khakis and a pith helmet.
Reflections from the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C
"We recognize life is messy, so our worship is messy too."
We need faith-inspired courage to stand up to our enemies when they are strong and our friends when they are wrong.