The only image of God is the face of our neighbor, who is also the sibling of God's First-Born, of God's own likeness (2 Cor. 4:4; Col. 1:15). Our human neighbor now becomes a "sacrament" of God's hidden presence among us, a mediator between God and humanity. Every authentic religious act is directed toward the … Continue reading The Only Question about God that Matters
For us to try to go back to tell black people in the community that justice is blind, they'll say, 'you're right. It is so blind that they can't see us. It is so blind to whenever something happens to one of us, we get the max if we don't get killed first.' And so, … Continue reading Justice is Blind
Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and laid him in a tomb cut in stone, where no one had ever yet been laid. It was the day of Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning. Luke 23:53-54 (ESV) In this world suffering and disease are indeed 'normal,' but their very … Continue reading What Follows Saturday?
I’m confident I can state this without raising any eyebrows: Life is strange. Life is strange. It's a strangeness we probably experience on a day to day basis. It's the strangeness of not being in complete control, where daily life continually onslaughts us with the unexpected. It's the strangeness of poverty, where the poor are blamed … Continue reading Love or Estrangement?