What road will we choose?

I’ve heard a lot of talk this week about the need to work for “peace.” I’ve heard a number of elected officials and church leaders call for reconciliation. I’m not praying for either of those yet. I’m not. One of the prayers our Prayer Book asks God to help us “fearlessly contend against evil and make no peace with oppression.”
I’m not praying for reconciliation. I’m praying for conversion. I believe we need conversion before we can talk about peace.

Did Jesus call that woman a…dog?

The question itself makes me deeply uncomfortable.

I never answered the first question, about whether Jesus called this woman a dog. The question itself makes me deeply uncomfortable. But I think that has to be the case.

Because, when you look through the lens of systemic injustice, there is no denying that the Church, that those of us who claim to follow Jesus have contributed to and benefited from the exploitation of women and people of color.

The Challenging Sainthood of Dr. King

I remember hearing Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech as a little kid. I remember well, it was the early days of CD-ROM software for the computer, and our school had received a donation of an early digital encyclopedia. The article about Dr. King included a recording. Not the whole speech, not the controversialContinue reading “The Challenging Sainthood of Dr. King”