Tag Archives: justice

January Lament

Our world is both burning and drowning. Our children are starving. Our neighbors are in need. Where are the hands and feet of God? Too often, we find ourselves just wishing that it’d all go away, so we retreat into our churches, and pray for God to do something, when God is out there, calling us out to do something ourselves, to participate in the changes and the action that are being carried out by our African American sisters and brothers, our queer and marginalized family, our underrepresented neighbors. Continue reading

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Spiritual Courage, Civil Disobedience, Acts 5:27-32

Over the season of Lent, we did a series on the Renegade Gospel. But Lent is over now. Jesus is Risen, and risen indeed… so what next? What next is definitely a big question to tackle in the Easter season. … Continue reading

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Wolves

I like to imagine that I do not live surrounded by the enemies of God but frankly, that is not true. Wolves appear in all shapes and sizes And often regularly sit in pews Say the prayers Sing the songs … Continue reading

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Who is willing to risk it all?

Who is willing to risk it all? Some are not given the choice. Some have nothing left to risk. Their homes are taken. Their livelihoods stolen. Their voices are silenced. Their very right to exist does not exist. So who … Continue reading

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Making Demands, Mark 10:46-52

Philip Yancey, in 2006, wrote a fantastic article on prayer and the homeless. It really started with his wife, a veteran of inner-city ministry, saying to him: “If you’re writing a book about prayer, you should hang around the homeless … Continue reading

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The Gospel Feast

Acts 11:1-18 Common English Bible (CEB)   11 The apostles and the brothers and sisters throughout Judea heard that even the Gentiles had welcomed God’s word. 2 When Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him.3 They accused him, “You went into … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday: The Son Rises

  Luke 24:1-12 On the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women who had come with Jesus from Galilee came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from … Continue reading

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