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?
— Remember when “WWJD?” was a thing? What would Jesus do? Remember that? It was supposed to be a reminder to people (evangelicals mostly) to stop and ask themselves how Jesus might respond to any given situation, and then act accordingly. Oh, come on. You remember, right? The bracelets, the t-shirts, the dog tags, the…
Why would they ever think anything other than that you hate and fear them?
To choose to give charity is to take advantage of the power and resources at your disposal for those whom you think are worthy of your attention.
When the time comes, if we have planned for our response, there’s a greater chance that we will do what in our heart of hearts we had hoped we would do.
What’s the “nice” form of political discourse that makes everybody feel comfortable and addresses the tragic inequities built into the system?
What else is a good Christian to do?
Those who talk about caring for the poor, while at the same time cutting the policies and programs designed to aid the poor, seem to love the idea of the idea of caring for the poor.
How will you use your privilege to create a world in which everyone shares those same privileges?
Social justice is not some temporal concern to avoid for me it may distract us from the “real” job of saving souls.
A minister’s satirical stab at the war against the war on Christmas
I think that’s why white privilege is such a tough nut to crack among white folks. We’re the heroes of the stories we tell about ourselves, and admitting to hitting the racial and economic lottery drains the narrative of a certain amount of heroic élan.
Mary Magdalene’s transformation from ugly sex caterpillar to beautiful pious butterfly is like news stories that are too good not to be true.