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Displaced

What we have done to others cannot be undone, yet God calls us to the hard work of building community for all people, that love and justice that reflect God’s measure.


Majestic and Mighty

Jesus was a good friend, even to those who had no other friends. But sometimes I rely too heavily on my cozy friend Jesus. Today, Reign of Christ Sunday, Jesus is our Salvation.


Pawns in the Game

The television show The Wire has taught me many things. Like: know the board you’re on, the rules of the game. The chessboard favors a monarch, but our God lifts up the poor.


Refuge

Sometimes we need the refuge of a strong fortress. But sometimes we need a refuge of a place to rest and refuel, a safe place to nest and bring forth new life.


What Revelation Reveals

Revelation does not reveal the future. Revelation reveals us—exposes our privilege and proximity to power and, by God, offers a way out.


On Distance

Everybody knows how holy touch can be. But coming up and touching me, or my kid, or anybody, without their permission? According to God, that’s a vaporizable offense.


The Truths in Triggers

Restorative relationships can heal trauma. As we find clarity through restoration, it is easier to distinguish sources of present danger from the residue of past pains.


Right Directions

When we allow our religious practices or political affiliations or ideological connections to give us absolute certainty, there is no room for correction when necessary.


Be A Burden

If you always insist on relieving others of the burden of you, how will they fulfill the law of Christ? If you never let anyone bear you, how will they bear witness to Love?


Ask and Receive

Go find a window. Open it. Give it a little shoulder. Get up tomorrow morning and give yourself help to get over old injuries. Those who ask and search, receive and find.