This occurred in a training session that was supposed to be helping pastors be ethical when it comes to human sexuality. We pastors know we have a problem, but we think it’s a few bad apples. It is not. It is both an ancient and an ongoing problem.
The proclamations of the ancient Hebrew prophet Nahum make it easy to reduce the world to “us” and “them.” The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him, but with an overwhelming flood he will make an end of Nineveh; he will pursue his foes into the realm of darkness. – Nahum … Continue reading The Hebrew Prophets & Our Modern Desire for An Angry God
Here’s how a typical day used to go for me I wake up and check my phone. NEWS FLASH: Trump’s Tweets, Russia, DACA, Neo-Nazis. My heart breaks and I feel helpless. I listen to NPR on my way to work and I get the details about today’s news. At work I listen to my clients … Continue reading Make a Sabbath Plan to Avoid Political Burnout
Planning your own funeral can be really helpful. Especially if your faith or worldview is pretty different than your family’s. Because if you don’t leave instructions, chances are your family is going to go on auto-pilot.
Fellow white people: the responsibility of talking about race and racism doesn’t fall solely on people of color. It’s on us. Anti-racism work isn’t easy. And it requires something from we white people that is hard to admit – we mess up. A lot. I’m no different. I don’t talk about racism because I’m some … Continue reading Anti-Racism Work Is Hard But We Must Stick With It
In the words of the Prophet Angela Davis, “freedom is a Constant Struggle.” In this present darkness that we find ourselves, it has become critical to heed and embody this truth. We live in world where Nazis openly march on the streets and where said white supremacists are met by a gang of angry clowns. … Continue reading Self-Congratulatory Allies Are A Parasite on The Movement