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On Justice, Seeking Peace, and a Heaven that Hinges on Us…

I believe that Jesus desires His followers to actively seek justice for the defenseless, speak out on behalf of the silenced, care for the refugee’d, and intervene for the powerless. Yes, justice. Yes, accountability. Yes, even punishment. But I also believe that we are called to […]

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I Hope They Burn in Hell {a post about loving our enemies}…

I can’t handle the news anymore. ISIS. #ISIS Militants in Iraq killed 80 Yazidis, abducted wives and children, officials report http://t.co/lO8UpUVuFs pic.twitter.com/q2BS2YvgfC — Michael (@Canine_Rights) August 16, 2014 Ferguson.   Racially charged protests entered their sixth night since the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown http://t.co/Wr0EDWnpVX #Ferguson — Newsweek (@Newsweek) August 16, 2014 Gaza. Displaced […]

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I’m With You, Gungor…

God is not, is not my father.  Wait. Did a Christian band really sing that?! Over the weekend, WORLD mag posted THIS damning declaration about the band Gungor - who sings these lyrics in a liturgy project called God Our Mother.  WORLD levied their judgement thinly veiled as an album review. [...]But their latest work reveals a band transcending not […]

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To Those Who Feel Like Their Faith Might Be Dying…

Words on paper. Sometimes, it’s as if lifeless words on paper is the culmination of my faith – as if my faith is something I read, rather than something I breathe. The penance, the rituals, and the repetition – they all feel like a book I’ve already read. Jesus went there. Jesus did that. Paul said […]

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When Sermons Trump Neighbors…

Can we settle something once and for all? Being a Christian does not give you permission to be an ass. I know that’s a harsh word, and that might cause some of you to twinge a bit. But it’s really the only way to describe the way we posture and position ourselves to be the […]

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On The Stories That Have Recently Shaped Me {a series} ….

This has been a heavy week for me. You know the kind, I’m sure – the weeks where everything feels difficult and overwhelming; the kind of days that seem to drudge and take too much out of you; the constant barrage of doubt and fear flung your way. This is the stuff that has pulled […]

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