So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “if you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32)! In American society, we … Continue reading The Truth will set Us Free!
“O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Historians believe this was originally sung in Latin in the 8th or 9th century, translated by John Mason Neale in 1819. “O Come, O Come Emmanuel, to Free your captive Israel. That mourns in lonely … Continue reading O Come, O Come Emmanuel
As an outsider, Luke emphasizes episodes in the life and teachings of Jesus that embrace and empower societal outcasts. Continue reading Do You Hear What I Hear? Luke’s Gospel Amps the Unheard!
This month’s theme encourages us to meditate on the birth of Jesus. As we consider the circumstances of the birth of Jesus, we are beckoned to contemplate how the birth of this Brown skinned Jewish child challenges us to embrace … Continue reading No room at the Inn?
“Don’t walk alone, don’t stand alone, don’t go anywhere by yourself. It was a cryptic warning.” I wasn’t sure if the person on the other end of the phone was trying to be helpful or if they intended to scare … Continue reading The Revolution Televised
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month and resist the temptation of minimizing the size and diversity of North America’s Indigenous population prior to European colonization. Continue reading My Top 21 Indigenous History Book Recommendations
If we’re God’s poetry (Ephesians 2:10). . . What does it mean to be created in the image of God? How does that inform the way we live and inspire the ways we treat each other? “The true alchemists do … Continue reading Anthropoetics: Embodiment, Equality, Environment
Most of the time, the endless scroll of catastrophes on my phone or in the news produces in me only a distant sense of dread. Wars feel far away; natural disasters seem remote. I flick my finger past one heartbreaking … Continue reading The Urgency of Un-Paralyzing
When the dominant power group feels threatened, they exact violence and devastate our democracy Continue reading The Empire Strikes Back