“God’s forgiving power is ever present and ready for us, but we do not experience it. I am thinking, for example, of white folks who do no believe that we are complicit in racism, of people who do not see anything wrong with homophobia; of U.S. military leaders who do not believe that they are doing wrong in authorizing the bombing og Iraq and other people.” -Carter Heward, Saving...
“No one created in God’s image and for whom Christ died can be for me an enemy, whose life I am willing to threaten or to take, unless I am more devoted to something else—to a political theory, to a nation, to the defense of certain privileges, or to my own personal welfare—than I am to God’s cause: [God’s] loving invasion of this world in [God’s] prophets, [God’s] Son, and...
It is not scripture that creates hostility to homosexuality, but rather...– William Sloane Coffin
The early Christian experience of Pentecost is presented with metaphors about...– Jurgen Moltmann
Stephen Colbert interviews Creationist Don McLeroy I have always been a fan of reality by majority vote.
In conclusion to my blog posts over at The Missio Dei Blog on the “Open Source Atonement,” I end with these words on Jesus death… I ended today’s sermon with a quote from a book that has radically changed my understanding of Jesus’ saving work on the cross, and is a perfect image of “Option #3.” Dr. Andrew Sung Park writes, “Jesus’ blood was not shed to pay human...
Over at The Missio Dei Blog I’ve been working through Atonement Theories (why Jesus dies on the cross). I’ll be preaching this upcoming Sunday on 3 different understandings of the cross. I’m calling it “Open Source Atonement” in hopes that like open-source software (such as Wikipedia) the community and I can, together, find a healthy way of understanding Jesus’ death by looking at a variety of...
“Whatever is awesome, whatever is rad, whatever is sweet, whatever is legit, whatever is super cool, think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
The kingdom of heaven is at hand, now, who would like to raise their hand and...– Things Jesus Never Said (via thingsjesussneversaid)
We are joined through his grace to him and our neighbor by an unbreakable bond...– Peter Abelard (1079-1142)
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I don’t believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is vertical, so...– Eduardo Galeano (via browneyedamazon)
Oh God of pure awesomeness. I love You. I trust You. Let’s fucking do this.
”I’ve had enough. I’ve had enough of calling the war department the defense department. I’ve had enough of war criminals going on book tour instead of on trial. I’ve had enough of asking the wars to follow the rules of wars, like asking rapists to wear condoms. I’ve had enough of calling by the name “service” anything a member of the so-called...
To be pro-life you also have to be pro-health care, for education, against...
But as long as corporations determine policy, as long as they can use their...– Chris Hedges (more here)
Gratitude is the heartbeat of our faith.– John Calvin
Is Maundy Thursday preparation for Jesus to be... →
A Homily for Easter by David R. Henson Goddamn evil Goddamn abuse Goddamn injustice, slavery and rape. Goddamn racism Goddamn war Goddamn that strange fruit of bigotry and hate Goddamn suffering Goddamn hunger Goddamn indifference, apathy and waste Goddamn noose Goddamn death Goddamn despair, depression, the wait Goddamn Good Friday And a Goddamn cross Goddamned it all, Goddamned it too late Yet...
“What is needed are more Christian heretics. Christians for whom their previously assumed and unquestioned allegiance to Global Capitalism is as shaken as their ability to talk about original sin. We need heretical Christian communities where in our worship, devotion, and living our unquestioned fidelity to a utilitarian and mechanistic relation to Creation is rejected. Heretical Christians...
It’s always like springtime with You, making all things new Your light is breaking through the dark This love it is sweeter than wine Bringing joy, bringing life Your hope is rising like the dawn This is what You do, this is what You do, You make me come alive This is what You do, this is what You do, You make me come alive It’s like I’m living for the first time, finally living...
Anonymous asked: How much wood would Chuck Palahniuk chuck if Chuck Palahniuk could chuck wood? And wood you?
They turn war into porn. Soldiers and Marines, especially those who have never...– Chris Hedges - Death of the Liberal Class (p. 55).
wow. featherlightheart: she wears white dresses on the weekends, smokes her cigarettes, when she remembers to, and if she drinks too much, it’s coffee. she wears white dresses on the weekends, sits down to brunch by herself, she eats to quickly, and hopes that no one noticed, spills on her skirt and hopes that no…
Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry. ~Gloria Steinem Never let the hand you hold, hold you down. ~Author Unknown To me, “sexual freedom” means freedom from having to have sex. ~Lily Tomlin I think, therefore I’m single. ~Lizz Winstead Men will often admit other women are oppressed but not you. ~Sheila Rowbotham