(Image: A Miracle Draught of Fishes by John Reilly) A monologue based on John 21 I should have stuck with … Continue reading Point of No Return
(For more on this, see Part One: Dandelions and White Supremacy – The Overarching Frame) The Barmen Declaration As A … Continue reading Part Two: Dandelions in the Temple
When church leaders (clergy especially) get together, the talk sometimes turns to what we know, what we need to know and what we never knew we needed to know. This is also known as the “Things they never taught me in seminary” conversation. Continue reading Filed Under: Things They Never Taught Me In Seminary
Here’s the thing.
The Magi were mistaken.
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
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