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The Wisdom of Love

Love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord. ~ Lev. 19:18- Love your neighbor as yourself. ~ the Lord, Matt. 22:39 Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Love, therefore, is the fulfillment of the law. ~ Paul, Rom. … Continue reading

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Everything will be Alright

This is Ann “Roughhouse Annie” Atwater’s backyard. She was a fierce and tireless civil rights leader and community organizer who worked for fair housing, desegregation, and equitable education in the Walton community of Durham NC. Her house was a “movement … Continue reading

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Words Have Limitations

In a society of words—social media, newscasts, news publications, the radio— words matter. In a faith steeped in words—the Scriptures, sermons, prayers, and songs—words matter. But words have limitations. Words can’t feed the hungry, only hands can do that. Words … Continue reading

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Justice in the Scriptures, Part 1 of 1,297

Just kidding. I will only write about 4-6 posts on this. Consider this an introduction we will revisit throughout the series. The Poor/Needy, the Widow, the Foreigner, the Orphan/Fatherless in the Hebrew Tradition Yahweh is very specific about the poor, … Continue reading

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Separation and Division, Part 2

Remember the moments when King Jesus uses strong words? They could be interpreted as lacking compassion, un-Christ-like (oddly), and perhaps even dehumanizing. Jesus uses rhetoric like ‘white washed walls’ and ‘hypocrisy’ (Matt. 23:27-28), ‘children of snakes’ (Matt. 12:34; 23:33), and … Continue reading

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