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Jesus and the church's call to embodied holiness

The issue for Jesus was both individual sinfulness as well as the people’s allegiance to a cultural dynamic of power, corruption, and piety. Especially serious was his charge that the religious leaders rather than calling the people to repentance were undergirding this way of life with religious rituals which abstracted the love of God. 380 more words

Ethics

Compassion and presence: the church's calling

The same central point is made: the justice of the biblical prophetic imagination is grounded in compassion. And nowhere is this seen more clearly than in the story of the cross and resurrection. 412 more words

Ethics

The cross and Christian hope for peace and justice

We need to remind ourselves that what we as Christians may legitimately hope for is not first of all a transformed super-human existence, but a way of living with our flawed existence. 487 more words

Harry Huebner

An Epistemology of Peace

Incompleteness is not a temporary human state while we engage in figuring out how to do theology and ethics; incompleteness is the human condition. That is why it does not matter where we begin or what language we use, provided we do not exclude other languages, but it does matter whom we listen to and whether we are able to learn to walk the word…. 335 more words

Harry Huebner

Christian Sense-Making and Peace-Making

The Christian call to be transformed by the renewal of minds is a call to re-narrate all aspects of human existence from the standpoint of Christian sense-making. 346 more words

Harry Huebner

Sorry UN, US, and EU Countries: The Expulsion of Toby Lanzer is Irreversible

By Simon Yel Yel, Juba, South Sudan

June 21, 2015 (C-SASS)  —  A number of reasonable arguments have been expounded by the government of South Sudan regarding the rationale for the expulsion of Toby Lanzer, the UN relief coordinator for humanitarian affairs in South Sudan. 1,357 more words

Foreign Affairs & National Security

The USA did not “Midwife” the Independence of South Sudan

Alex de Waal and John Young on South Sudan’s Independence: A Concerted Campaign of Disinheritance

By PaanLuel Wël, Juba, South Sudan 

June 21, 2015 (C-SASS)  —  … 1,435 more words

Foreign Affairs & National Security