Walls have a been a popular tool at various times through history for excluding and dividing. They are a powerful visual and psychological symbol. Something politicians can point to and say “we did something.” A solution that allows nations to avoid the hard work of repairing relationships, passing mutually beneficial policies, and making difficult (-and … Continue reading Walls are Symbols Politicians Can Point to and Say “We Did Something!”
We must be clear that in every culture and in every historical moment, we are doing theology from a specific socio-political location, and it is necessary that in each moment, we analyze the contributions and acts of each consciously contextualized theology in order to work for justice, dignity, and renewal.
Jesus taught us to “love our neighbors as ourselves” or the modern equivalent – “Put your neighbor in the risk pool you would like to be put in.”
It’s Sexual Violence Awareness Month and I can’t help but wonder if we are really putting our all into solving sexual violence. Thousands of rape threats go un-checked on social media, women’s accusations are dismissed on college campuses, and celebrities and politicians are allowed to keep their jobs.
It has been said before, and we will say it again: THIS IS NOT NORMAL. And these are a few of the ways we are trying to keep our sanity. Gaslighting is NOT NORMAL. KEEP YOUR SANITY BY – Surrounding yourself with people who know and love you and who listen to multiple sources of information. … Continue reading This is NOT NORMAL – And This is How We KEEP OUR SANITY
Knowing that Jesus commanded us to love our enemies this during a totalitarian regime gives me hope. I don’t know how to love Trump, his billionaire cabinet, and the religious people who supported him. When I am marching in the streets, I do it out of love for my neighbors, but I don’t feel much love for the administration. I guess that’s what so hard about Jesus’ call. He doesn’t let us just resist. We have to resist and love the person we are resisting. We have to find someway to love the people who are destroying our country.