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Black Liberation Theology

In response to a kind request, I am posting the PowerPoint and some speaking suggestions for my Emory & Henry Lecture for the Inclusion and Dialogue Center Black History Month Lecture… 31 more words


A Perfectly Executed Life

Sermon on Matthew 5:38-48 for Epiphany +7 A, February 19, 2017

Matthew 5:38-48
  “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer.

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Saturday Morning Prayer: February 18, 2017

Lord, we thank you for the sun rising to a new day and the sleep we received during the night.  As we come to rest at the end of another week, we reflect upon your grace and love in each moment, in the people we met, in the good gifts we received, and in the trials we may have faced.   95 more words


The Demonic Factor in Mass Shootings: Exorcism as Gun Control

by William De Arteaga.

The gun control debate

Gun control is regularly debated in the United States, not the least when horrible mass shootings occur in schools, cinemas and other places. 3,184 more words

Peace And Nonviolence

Intimate Relationships eBook

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on something I’m pretty excited about. Compassionate communication has the potential for dramatic improvements in many aspects of our lives. 388 more words


Friday Prayer: Nonviolent Persistence

Holy Christ, Prince of Peace, Pioneer of our faith, 

I find myself immersed in the words of Psalm 137.

Even though I do not wish actual harm on people or their children or their animals, I can feel the urge – lingering at the edges of the least-evolved, least-sanctified, least-formed parts of my reptilian brain. 283 more words


Little Thoughts on Christian Anarchy (a.k.a Christianity): Resistance (By Not Resisting) vs. Rebellion

For the Christian Anarchist, resistance is not rebellion.  We do not seek to overthrow by “being overcome with evil” (Rom. 12:21), for God’s unKingdom already reigns.   78 more words