Monthly Archives: March 2021

A Palm Sunday Poem Of The Privileged Self

Emotions are dryLooking for a highBut spiritually denyThe plank in my eye. Treating Church like a BDubsAnd Jesus like a bartenderLookin for the next fixItching for the next bender. I need a spiritual pep rallyGotta keep a good tallyon my … Continue reading

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Do Good, Not Harm

Do good, not harm. Religious indifference is harm. Religious passivity is harm. Civil conversation in the name of peacekeeping is harm. Conversation without action is harm. What-about-ism grounded in defensiveness is harm. Trying to ‘win’ by de-centering historically marginalized voices … Continue reading

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Conflict and Doing No Harm

There’s a lot as a society we can disagree on. We should. Conflict itself can open space for hidden things to be revealed. It can be a place where the transcendent is discovered. In the Christian faith conflict becomes a … Continue reading

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Perpetua, A North African Mother of the Christian Faith

“Neither can I call myself anything else than what I am, a Christian. . . .Stand fast in the faith, and love one another, all of you, and be not offended at my sufferings.” Perpetua, a North African women martyred … Continue reading

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The Mothers of Our Faith

Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Jochebed, Miriam, Rahab, Deborah, Ruth, Hannah, Bathesheba, Jehosheba, Hulda, Esther, Mary, Elizabeth, Anna, Mary of Magdala, Mary of Bethany, Priscilla, Lydia, Phoebe. These are the names of just a few powerful women the Jewish and Christian tradition … Continue reading

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