This article is part of an ongoing series titled “Books that Changed My Life.” Autobiographical reviews of books that changed our lives for the better and sometimes for the worse. “Poverty of Spirit” by Johannes Baptist Metz is a beautiful, short, profound meditation on what it truly means to be human. It is about surrender, … Continue reading Embracing a “Poverty of Spirit”
I started a conversation a couple months ago about my issues with the word “biblical”. It is a word we throw in front of anything to prove our point. Trust me….my view is BIBLICAL! I was focusing specifically on the use of the word when it comes to biblical justice. In light of Ferguson, continued … Continue reading A greater possibility for alternative beginnings
I’m 31 today. I’m tired. But I’m exercising more. I’m drinking more. But I’m eating healthier. I’m watching more TV. But I’m reading more books. I’m traveling more. But I’m more of a homebody. I have fewer friends. But the friendships I have are deeper. In the last year I’ve …started therapy …gone to bed … Continue reading The Ups and Downs of Thirty
In May there was an uprising on social media of celebrities and nobodies raising our call for social justice in a cry for the voices of the oppressed in Nigeria be heard. What happened to #bringbackourgirls? Celebrities took cute photos. Wrote hashtags on poster boards and rallied their twitter followers. We were so gung-ho on … Continue reading We Didn’t #bringbackourgirls – So Now What?
Since President Obama took office in 2009, questions of biblical justice have come to the forefront for Western Christians to consider. Plenty of these questions were issues even before President Obama took office, of course, but the tides of history seemed to change and themes of justice took on a new light and gained new … Continue reading The problem with the word “biblical”
What have we as a church been teaching theologically that makes women in prostitution believe they can’t talk to God? That makes them believe they can’t ask for help in the midst of a rough situation? What is the theology we’re communicating that makes these women believe they have to have their lives cleaned up … Continue reading I Know I’m Going To Hell