What in the world are you doing here, Elijah? You are supposed to be out there in Damascus calling attention to corruption. You are supposed to be bringing people to repentance. You are supposed to be challenging the status quo, moving people out of their complacency, motivating my people to return to me. What are you doing here? That question echoes through the centuries and resounds in this room, this very day. Continue reading What Are We Going to Do?
Jesus isn’t concerned about the cause and effect nature of their unjust death. What he is interested in is the wake-up call that such events provided. Continue reading Repentance is Now
This Spring, when the Oakland City Council was wading hip-deep into budget negotiations, Councilmember Lynette McElhaney proposed a new Department … Continue reading Things that Make for Peace: Thoughts on a Department of Violence Prevention
Charged with the responsibility of behaving toward each other the way God behaved through history toward them, they were failing. Miserably. And when Micah spoke, this wasn’t a new teaching. And they knew it. Continue reading More Than a Bumper Sticker
Today, and in light of everything that faces trying-to-be-progressive Christians in our country at this time, this letter and what it means is really the straw that has broken this particular camel’s back. So… Continue reading When We (White, CISgender people) Plan Things
These are my opening remarks from the #120hours Interfaith Vigil to #ReclaimMLK Radical Legacy. It was stormy. The wind was blowing and it … Continue reading Sideways
The truth that for Muslims, for LGBTQ people, for People of Color in our country, this has always been the reality of their experience. For these communities, none of this is new. None of it. Continue reading Following a Different Messiah