Two thousand years ago, Jesus and his followers unleashed a strange new message into the world of the Roman Empire, which was nearing the apex of its power and authority. It was a world of large cosmopolitan cities and rural villages more-or-less untouched by the complications of 'modern' life. It was a world of unprecedented … Continue reading Empire Then and Now
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.
We've been hearing a lot lately in the news and public discourse about bodies, specifically about black bodies, brown bodies, and white bodies. The news has been difficult to watch. What the news reveals about our society and its values has perhaps been even more difficult for many of us to ingest. In recent years … Continue reading In Our Bodies
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?
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?