Michelle Trebilcock, 18th May 2020 [These words have been written from my home on Wurundjeri Country of the Kulin Nations in the land called Melbourne, Australia. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging who are the continuing sovereign custodians of this land despite the crimes of colonisation.] For those of us … Continue reading From: Plato, To: Activists for Love and Justice (Re: Covid-19)
You can read the first part of this essay here The first part of this spiritual excursion on the life and experience of the Rich Young Man story in Mark’s Gospel (Mk. 10:17-22) was for the purpose of exploring disaffiliation and young people in the United States. The purpose of this second section is to … Continue reading Never Forget the Rich Young Man: The Liminality of Religious Faith Among Young People-Part 2
A Sermon delivered to Free Union Original Free Will Baptist Church in Pinetown, NC. Date: December 29, 2019. Scripture Text: Lamentations 3:1-33 Has life ever caused you to forget what happiness is? Life is full of frequent and tumultuous trials, many of these painful and distressing. Such times are undeniably strong, which inflict a toil … Continue reading Shattering Hope
O Lord, God of my salvation, I cry out day and night before you. Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry!For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol. I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am a man who has no strength,like one set loose among the dead, like the slain that … Continue reading A Reflection on Psalm 88: The Psalm of Depression
Love is the active concern for the life and growth of that which we love. [i]Eric Fromm, The Art of Loving Did I understand love before I knew you? Love, I don't believe I fully understood it until I saw you. In fact, I know I didn't. I couldn't fully see it in all its … Continue reading For Ava. Thoughts on Parental Love, Liminality, and God.