An international gathering in Abu Dhabi was a hopeful sign of interfaith collaboration in peacemaking.
Lupe, my friend and neighbor, shouldn’t have died: politicians, preachers and poverty in America
This holiday season as you express gratitude for all you have been given, take a moment to get to know and provide for people in your communities who are living outside the prosperous neighborhoods you and I typically frequent.
Mary sings her joyful – and radical – faith. Do we have the courage to join her?
Let us rejoice with Mary that God keeps promises and will ultimately conquer all that tramples the weak and outcast. The Mighty One did great things for her – and will for us.
Baptists under Nazism and Baptists amid America’s current political crisis: a call to ‘disruption’
What does the story of Baptists under the Third Reich reveal about how we respond to political crisis? I believe the church is meant to be a disruptive church. That means first “disrupting” a theology that prioritizes relevance over resistance.
Politics as an approximation of the Kingdom of God versus politics as Baal
When we identify the kingdom of God with one political party or ideology, Baalism is close at hand.
‘Righteous anger’ is the wrong motivation for the work of God’s justice
For many progressive Christians, young and old, righteous anger has become our pièce de résistance. But anger, no matter how righteous, puts our spirit in the wrong position.
The simple gift of attention: an antidote to the abstraction and alienation of our culture
Sustained, uninterrupted attention is an unusual gift, both to ourselves and to others. It may be the thing that saves us. The moment of pure attention contains within it the possibility of a future worth having.
Can the land provide redemption for descendants of slavery?
“We don’t have anything against food chains, but if God gives us access to soil, to a healthy body and to seeds, why then do I see myself in a food desert? I see myself in an oasis.”
Being black in the United States is decidedly bad for your health
“Health is literally something you buy and it’s bought with time and money”