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The state of nature and the Kingdom of God

The worth and value of each life can’t be learned simply from observing how each living thing interacts with each other. Social, political, and economic equality between people cannot be learned from the state of nature. Justice and mercy and love cannot be learned from the state of nature. In other words, the Kingdom of God cannot be learned from the state of nature. Continue reading

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Living beatitudes

How do the Beatitudes speak to our life as Christians in this world that is so often turned upside down, and in which fear and hate seem to run wild? Continue reading

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St. Peter and uncertainty

There is nothing benign about this. Love prevails. Continue reading

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Wrong way to pray

I used to think that there was no ‘wrong’ way to pray, but am now thinking there’s a misconception about what prayer actually is. Continue reading

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Prayer for Election Day

While our civic duty is to vote, our Christian duty is to pray. Continue reading

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On power and politics and stepping off

Every single human being is involved in both power and politics. That means that all of us who live out our lives in the church are too and we can’t pretend to be exempt. The question for us is how followers of Jesus should practice power and politics. Continue reading

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The Politics of Interfaith

At a young age, I started to sense that my identity was not a simple one. I yearned to find something constant amidst the complexities that incessantly manifested, both on the “inside” within my own family and self, as well as on the “outside,” in other people’s families, at school, etc. Continue reading

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