Killing a person in defense of an idea is not defending an idea; its killing a person.
As the bombs fell on the city, the doctor held a little girl with missle fragments in her body. He raised his head to the sky and said, with tears rolling down his cheeks, “This violence is for a world that has lost its imagination.” -S. Claiborne
All over this magnificent world God calls us to extend God’s kingdom of Shalom - peace and wholeness - of justice, of joy, and of reconciliation. God is transfiguring the world right this very moment though us because God believes in us and because God loves us. What can seperate us from the love of God? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. And as we share God’s love with our brothers and...
This is how so many people are telling The Story, God is not happy because two naked people ate some fruit. Lets be real, that’s just dumb.
Breathe in life. Love is alive.
We were not created because God needed us, but because God wanted us. You and I are precious creatures, the ones in whom God breathes God’s breathe. “Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you” Isaiah 60:1
Today a number of religious leaders (including Rev. Paul Sherry, former United Church of Christ President, and Sandy Sorensen, director of the United Church of Christ’s Washington Office) were arrested in Washington as they prayed and protested the abandonment of the most vulnerable–the poor, the disabled, children and the elderly–in the budget negotiations. Their message seems to have been...
Prayer for Norway
God of All People, For a world so scarred by intolerance, in which race or creed, nation or religion, gender or sexuality is a reason for hatred and where communities are torn apart, we seek your mercy. For a world that is devastated by violence, in which innocent lives are shattered particularly in your name, Holy One, we cry out for your mercy. For a world in which families are grieving, for...
Woe to the one who worships the BIble.
If by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind,...– JFK
If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor,...– Stephen Colbert
Blessed when you’re heartbroke Blessed when you’re fired Blessed when you’re choked up Blessed when you’re tired Blessed when the plans That you so carefully laid End up in the junkyard With all the trash you made Blessed when you feel like Giving up the ghost Blessed when your loved ones Are the ones who hurt you most Blessed when you lose your Own identity Then blessed when you find it And...
“I follow the hippie, non violent, love your enemy Jesus, that would rather die for you than kick your ass.” -John Jensen
God is in love with you.
Leaders are fascinated by future. You are a leader if and only if, you are restless for change, impatient for progress and deeply dissatisfied with status quo. Because in your head, you can see a better future. The friction between ‘what is’ and ‘what could be’ burns you, stirs you up, propels you. This is leadership. -M. Buckingham
Tampa march with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for a farm workers to be paid a living wage. Best July 4th yet.
Rage against the Kindle. →
Someone asked me just the other day—“why pray?” To re-align our own intent or seek to change God’s mind? Our measure here as ever is “what does Jesus say?” I have always reasoned praying as the faithful way to sing along in steady tune with plans divine. Then someone asked me recently: why pray? Does the Holy One take attendance day by day, counting my requests like mileposts in a line?...