Creating Communities of Caring

Fom my favorite writer in the whole world, Elizabeth O’Connor: The primary purpose of the disciplines, structures of accountability and mission of the Church is to build life together, to create liberating communities of caring. To each of us is given a gift for the building of a community of caring, a community in which we can learn to embrace Continue Reading

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The ensnarement of the status quo

Hauerwas’ lack of confidence in the political system (well founded, I believe….see this: Stanley Hauerwas on Christians and Politics at Theoblogical) is something that has, for me,  crept into my sense for the church in America,  not just for the ones who have sold out completely to America and its representative principalities and powers,   but also for the most of Continue Reading

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Principalities and Powers

I was just reading something that mentioned a phrase I often heard used:  “So focused on heaven that they are of no earthly good”,  referring to how some spiritualities withdraw from any responsibility to suffering around them. It is a close relative,  I think,  to the “gnostics”,  which claim to eschew physicality and maintain a strict separation between one’s physical Continue Reading

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