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‘Who do you say that you are?’

“Christian” is a word that this world still needs. What it means is something this world desperately still needs. I don’t want this word to lose all its meaning. I don’t want to cede it to people whose primary agenda is resisting social change or reinforcing existing power structures. Continue reading

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“But about that day and hour no one knows… therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.” What a world that is going to be. Imagine. Continue reading

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Who is our King?

Maybe asking this question is a prudent task this Advent. An invitation to reflect, transform, release, and wait. Wait and confess our role in upholding images that have been to our benefit. Wait and reclaim an image that seeks to emerge and normalize. Wait and enable truthful images to grow and take hold. Continue reading

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Lets get wasted

Jesus condones the behavior of the wasteful love and devotion shown to him while suggesting “you always have the poor with you.” It would be preposterous to suggest Jesus did not care about the poor, but I think he is inviting us to a deeper reality, a deeper understanding. To say “may thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” is not about our righteous and pious acts, but about God’s holy acts performed through us. Continue reading

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When Did We See You?

An recent invitation to reflect on scripture made it apparent that the onus is on us as disciples to make a difference in the world; but in order to do that, we must first open our eyes. Continue reading

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Occupy and the Church

By Christian Harvey As the current manifestation of the “occupy” comes to a close I find myself being asked what I feel about the movement. I have to answer that my feelings are complicated. First, I feel excited. That so … Continue reading

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