Monthly Archives: June 2020

Abstract Generalities & Concrete Specifics

I am perplexed. I have found that Christians generally have no problem saying, “I’m a sinner!” until it comes time to name it. It seems we prefer living in the abstract generalities of our faith rather than the concrete specifics. … Continue reading

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The Little Devils

Last night I watched Freedom Summer on Amazon Prime. I heard the newsman from 1961 describe SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee) as a ‘militant group’ again and again, ever so causally. If you’ve studied your history you know SNCC was … Continue reading

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Peacemaking and Peacekeeping

As I reflect back on my weekend and what I’ve come to learn in my faith tradition, peacemaking is not peacekeeping. Peacekeeping is easy. It costs nothing. It requires only a head nod, keeping one’s mouth shut, a preservation of … Continue reading

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The Cheap Seats

There will come a time when I must join with others and live the protest I march. Integrity will demand that I live the sermon I preach and the social media posts I write. It won’t be perfect. It surely … Continue reading

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That’s My Christ

I thank God for a Christ who gives not only first and second chances, but sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, and well, “70 x 7” chances. I thank God for a Christ whose love transforms me over time. I thank … Continue reading

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