The Jesus movement will lead you out among those who are a mess, who are disorganized, who are unable to care for themselves. Jesus movement always pushes us out beyond the walls of our clubs, our churches, our safe spaces. Jesus’ movement has a direction.
God dreams about the day that we will learn to cast out our fears. The only way out is through, through some long and difficult conversations about race, about privilege, about history, about poverty, about education. But perfect love will cast out fear. God invites us to see one another, not through fear, but through love. Because God is love, even in Baltimore. Even in St. Louis, God is love.
My good friend Jason Evans spoke this week at Theology on Tap. If you missed it, here's a bit of the conversation between Jason and my successor at St. John's Lafayette Square, The Rev. Andy Olivo. Jason evans: Reflections from the Border | Theology on Tap. You can read more about how Theology on Tap... Continue Reading →