Author Note: A Sermon delivered to Orange City United Methodist Church (Orange City, FL) on January 2, 2022. When I was a child, our church did the same Christmas play, every year. It was basically the standard amalgamation of the Gospel stories—it combined the Shepherds from Luke with the Magi from Matthew, with interspersed carols for … Continue reading Injustice in Defense of an Idol: A Reflection on Matthew 2:1-18
is hope an illusion does it have wings andor skin can it be bought andor sold an nft in a metaverse andor matrix an array of numbers coded characters binary choice light or dark male or female reality or fiction fly or fall do we want the truth can we handle the truth who or … Continue reading 12-31-21-01-01-22
Conversations: Rediscovering Imagination (Episode 24)
Emmanuel Buteau returns for a new episode of the Liminal Theology Podcast! Emmanuel and Jonathan Best explore contemporary issues and concerns through practical theology and liminality. In this special Christmas episode, Emmanuel and Jonathan reflect on why things never seem to change. Their conversation begins with a look at the Haitian migrants’ situation at Del … Continue reading Conversations: Rediscovering Imagination (Episode 24)
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
Were You There?
Were you there when a defenseless man was pinned to the asphalt with a knee pressed down upon his neck? Were you there when a policeman knelt triumphantly on the neck of a dying man? Were you there when he pleaded for his life and exclaimed: “I can’t breathe”? Were you there when this agonizing … Continue reading Were You There?