I love how after forty years of being in the Church, the Scriptures can still take me by surprise sometimes. I was excited this week to see that the Gospel for today included Jesus' beautiful words offering rest and comfort for weary people: "Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy … Continue reading Work. And Rest.
Big problems in society, in the Church, or in our selves, often feel intractable. The same problems recur again and again, followed by the same arguments, the same promises to do better, and on and on it goes. It's easy to feel hopeless and despair of finding a way forward. One truth that has never … Continue reading Start Here Now
One day, a young man came up to Jesus and struck up a conversation about what it is that God wants from us. They agreed that it can be summarized as "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all … Continue reading Who is my Neighbour?
Like many people, I have been challenged by the past six years since the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown catapulted questions of anti-Black racism back into the public spotlight. These years and the messy discussions they have involved have been a constant hard lesson in understanding the problem of race and how race … Continue reading My White Shadow
Over the past week, I've been trying to introduce people who visit this blog to various strands of Black (specifically African American) theology and self-reflection: the Spirituals, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, Black Liberation, Womanist thought, and reflections on Black Lives Matter. I did this to amplify Black voices at a time when … Continue reading How WEIRD is Your Theology?