No one should be surprised. These divisive times we currently endure remain strikingly similar to this nation’s very beginnings. Yes, the current administration continues to break norms and in now predictably unpredictable fashion. It provokes disdain, sows discord, stokes anger…
Perhaps this global pandemic will gather in each of us a calm assurance, having become so weary of our vices, we finally embrace our cure – by embracing one another.
The prophets’ call to “heal the earth” is being awakened in surprising places — like police forces.
As we celebrate Jesus’ birth, let us more fully imitate his life. That means reclaiming the power of prophecy. Doing so could make this Advent season more of an adventure than we ever imagined.
A popularized theological perspective jumps right past what Jesus said and did and leaps right into the arms of a literalistic version of Revelation that views “end times” as a highly marketable concept for well-meaning Christians. What is being peddled creates broad theological confusion and ultimately wreaks geopolitical havoc.
Look closely. Listen carefully. Be ready to be surprised by the unexpected goodness alive and well all around us in big and small ways.
The wonders of nature can bless us with an expanded vision of who we are and whose we are.
Teddy Roosevelt’s assumptions of white supremacy changed over time. What can that tell us about the United States today?
The Christmas season seems to bring out the worst (or most effective) in manipulative advertisements. These are seductive ways of viewing the world, of thinking of life, and of focusing on me.