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The Sneaky Whisper

In search of a deeper understanding of MLK’s thinking regarding the complex relationship between a philosophical commitment to non-violence and eruptions of riots as a… 79 more words


Sermon: Churches just want people who will believe their dogma.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 1,370 more words


Post-election reflection on reviving exuberant hope

As the British election results sink in and we move on into the unknown but highly speculated upon future, there is little doubt that the mandate of those of us who profess to Hope, to Love and to have Faith, is largely unchanged…whatever our particular political convictions are. 1,158 more words

Bible And Justice

Singing Release for the Captives: Claire Davidson Frederick is coming to Streaming

The most impressive gospel stories I know these days come from people who spend time in prisons. Go figure. I’m a little surprised too. But sit with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove for awhile who advocates for prisoners in Durham, NC, or my friend Richard Beck and my son Josh who teach in the prison in Abilene, TX and you will hear stories that simultaneously inspire you and break your hearts. 394 more words

What's Pastor Kevin Reading: Brueggemann's "Prophetic Imagination"

A very strange thing happened indeed this week.  I actually finished a book!  April was a crazy month full of Easter worship and District Assembly gatherings and online debates and very little reading. 1,090 more words


The Path of Conflict

Last week my focus was on how Isaac didn’t really seem to get the same level of attention as Abraham or Jacob. This focus was based off the beginning of the “Isaac” story in… 1,079 more words


The purpose of worship — from experience to encounter

In a 2005 interview with Christianity Today, Eugene Peterson said, “Do we realize how almost exactly the Baal culture of Canaan is reproduced in American church culture? 863 more words