Social justice activist and minister Derek Penwell offers this prayer for Election Day 2018.
Derek Penwell was nine years old when friend of his was badly burned. And it caused him to think about how we witness one another’s pain.
— Jesus was an incredibly unlikely messiah. Though Matthew and Luke later shaped his genealogy in an attempt to establish his royal messianic bona fides, Jesus was born to humble parents from a nowhere town in a backwater state among desperate peasants—peasants who had little hope of relief from what they assumed was the irremediably…
If you don’t actively work toward a world where racism is a point of historical shame, you’re a racist.
Christians take note: If you care more about rooting out sin than in figuring out a way to offer help, it doesn’t have anything to do with Jesus.
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Refusing to tolerate bigotry does not abrogate the bigot’s rights.
Selected posts on the subject of privilege, in all its powerful variations.
At the wrong end of the socio-economic spectrum, Mary sings about where the poor and the powerless are lifted.
What happens when everybody else can see what you can’t see?
Whether someone is actively trying to kill you in your hometown or someone in a foreign country is willing to stand by and watch you die, the end result is the same. Death is death no matter how you get there.
What if we could live together without fear of the ulterior motives behind someone else’s agenda?
When the silence speaks the truth to us, the suffering surfaces.
The current order will be subverted, and a new reality will begin to take shape, built on the needs of the people who always come in last in the current world.
The rich and powerful don’t cling to threads of an apocalyptic desire for deliverance. Why would they? Deliverance from what?