Jesus the Activist

(Author note: From time to time, as my theological perspectives change, I revisit articles that I find important and give them new life with a new perspective. This is one such article). I have an article that I wrote about 4 years ago that is making its way around social medial again. The title of … Continue reading Jesus the Activist

Non-violently Bending the Moral Arc of the Universe

It is far too easy to believe that achieving true justice through active, non-violent resistance is just a pipe dream. That it is a lovely concept, but that it is mostly ineffective when placed within the context of the modern realities of power and dominance. The reality is that nothing could be further from the … Continue reading Non-violently Bending the Moral Arc of the Universe

This I Believe [My Statement of Faith]

I believe that the fullest expression of God comes in how we treat others. Particularly the marginalized. I believe that “God” is known by many names. No religion has exclusive rights for naming God. Human intellectual limitations prevent us from “seeing” the fullness of God. We can, however, see the results of humanity expressing God: … Continue reading This I Believe [My Statement of Faith]

Holy Week is More Political than Most Christians Think

This past Sunday, in many Christian churches, there was quite a bit of pomp and circumstance. Many probably had processionals led by the children waving palm branches – an enduring sight, to be certain. Ministers talked about the large crowd that gathered and how Jesus rode into town on a donkey (just like kings used … Continue reading Holy Week is More Political than Most Christians Think

Open Letter to Pres. Trump from a Southern Minister

Dear President Trump, Can we talk? As a Presbyterian Church USA [PC(USA)] minister, I've become increasingly concerned about you and your faith journey. I understand that you grew up attending what you've called a “vibrant” PC(USA) church. And until recently, when you seem to have adopted a more conservative Evangelical outlook, you would readily claim … Continue reading Open Letter to Pres. Trump from a Southern Minister