“mourn with those who mourn” @FaithInFerguson via Medium #FergusonTheology

Theology for the tragedy of unjust and unwarranted violence Saint Paul tells us just this, “mourn with those who mourn, rejoice with those who rejoice”. It is in bearing one another’s heartache that we are moved towards justice and compassion. But if in the midst of suffering and grief we emerge unchanged, clothed not in resurrected newness, then we’ve failed Continue Reading

Remembering Will Campbell – Atlantic Mobile

Remembering Will Campbell  (1924-2013)                         the essential truth of the man’s life is that he was an enormously important civil rights figure because of the color of his skin (white), because of the manner in which he migrated to the movement, and because of the crucial role he played Continue Reading

Understanding Apocalyptic Language

There’s so much more than Left Behind .  In fact,  it’s completely NOT any of Left Behind.  It’s an embedded hope that sees all that is oppressive in the world being set aside or torn down and relegated to the dust bins of history so that God’s Kingdom is all that remains.  In Anthony’s post where he is helping us Continue Reading

Jim Wallis on Barak Obama

Earlier  today,  prior to Obama’s speech,  and anticipating what turned out to be an amazing speech, Jim Wallis posted an article. I may not “buy in” to the deepest “meaning” and “change you can believe in” type slogans,  but I also like this guy,  and I do think he represents the most articulate and sophisticated, nuanced understanding of religion, race,  Continue Reading

Clinton Still in the ‘Silly Season’

This is absurd,  and manipulative in the worst way: the attack that received the most pop, on cable television and blogs, came after a photograph of Mr. Obama in ceremonial African garb appeared on the Drudge Report, and the item’s author, Matt Drudge, claimed that the image was provided by a Clinton staff member. Mr. Obama’s campaign manager, David Plouffe, Continue Reading