When the Oppressed Become Oppressors

When the Oppressed Become Oppressors

Probably no group has suffered more over the centuries at the hands of Christianity than Jews. A simple grumbling in some Medieval village about the “killers of Jesus” was all it took to ignite a bloody demonic fury resulting in unimaginable carnage. For centuries, it...
Walking With Jesus Comes With Suffering

Walking With Jesus Comes With Suffering

All this talk of suffering. It’s all so depressing. But during the season of Lent, why wouldn’t it be? Perhaps, if we leaned into this feeling, we could offer more support to those who suffer with mental illness, the “oddballs” and the quiet geniuses. I’ve been...
Kris Exposed Hypocrisy, Injustices I’d Not Seen

Kris Exposed Hypocrisy, Injustices I’d Not Seen

The announcement that Kris Kristofferson, now 84, is no longer making public appearances has caused me to listen more attentively to — and reflect more deeply upon — the music of this “walkin’ contradiction.” As a mostly do-gooder youth growing up along the...
Injustice and Idolatry – Twin Sins?

Injustice and Idolatry – Twin Sins?

Studies in Jeremiah have typically summarized his assessment of Judah’s waywardness from covenant faithfulness under the two sins of injustice and idolatry. He clearly joins his predecessors in calling out the patterns of social and economic life that allowed the...
How You Can Create Light in Dark Days

How You Can Create Light in Dark Days

We’ve seen it coming – darkness ushered in by a global pandemic, social injustices and partisan politics. As storm clouds grow in the gulf, COVID-19 still wreaks havoc and police gun down another Black citizen, more and more people are feeling overwhelmed by the cruel...