Tamar, Judah, and Marginalization: A Reflection on Genesis 38

Author Note: A Sermon delivered to Orange City United Methodist Church (Orange City, FL) on November 7, 2021. Every part of the Bible screams “Gospel”; some just need to be squeezed harder than others. That’s what one of my professors told me, anyway. This passage strikes me as one that needs quite a bit of squeezing. … Continue reading Tamar, Judah, and Marginalization: A Reflection on Genesis 38

The Negro Spirituals as a Form of Theology in the “Invisible Institution” (Part 1)

While within the “invisible institutions” of the hush/brush arbors (the equivalent to a modern-day Black Christian church) preaching, dance, and prayer were common forms used as expressions of religion and the Black Theology of the slaves, the unique art form of Black music that the slaves developed, the Spirituals, was noticeably the most expressive form … Continue reading The Negro Spirituals as a Form of Theology in the “Invisible Institution” (Part 1)

The 1958 Eviction of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Workers of Chrystie Street: Strategies for Eviction Prevention During COVID-19

The 1958 diaries of Dorothy Day (1987-1980), which should be regarded as spiritual documents that help minister her relationship with God and others, indicate that Day was experiencing threats of eviction throughout the year (Day, 1958). Day was in her early sixties when she received letters from the city of New York in 1958. It … Continue reading The 1958 Eviction of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Workers of Chrystie Street: Strategies for Eviction Prevention During COVID-19

Two Merchants, One Tale: Constructing Justice Through Artistic Encounter in Haiti

Note: This essay is part of a chapter from a book currently in-progress. Emmanuel Buteau has graciously shared this with Liminal Theology. The Haitian sun is a wonder to behold. It evokes the miraculous every time it announces the dawn of a new day. Rising, it gives rest to the denizens of the night such … Continue reading Two Merchants, One Tale: Constructing Justice Through Artistic Encounter in Haiti