Posts Tagged: terrorism

Souls of White Folks

A white man’s frank and repentant exploration of how racism finds a home in white folks’ souls. Change context, and you change peopleWhat I learned about the socially constructed nature of racism in the United States by going to Ethiopia by Jeffrey A. Schooley From December 30 to January 13, I had the opportunity to… Read more »

Small Matters

Stories of mustard seeds and mountains How the gospel showed up in a hospital roomWhat 80 years of church will do to a person by Sue Washburn I probably should not have had that third shot of espresso. My mind was going a million miles an hour. I paced as I made phone calls to… Read more »

Down Like Waters

The justice-minded musings of a minister   Living WaterA prayer for Flint, Michigan by T. Denise Anderson Living Water,Who forever quenches the thirst of those who drink,Who denies no one access to life-giving nourishment,Who pours out until the vessel is emptySo that we may be covered,So that we might have life,Attend to those who thirst.Attend… Read more »

Reflections from the Frontline

A shared space to encounter God’s marvelous mission among all peoples   Do I dare accept refugees who could hurt us? A longtime advocate of asylum seekers wrestles with fear and faith in the wake of the Paris attacks. by Roberta Updegraff Courage is not simply one of the [Christian] virtues but the form of… Read more »

Recovering Reverend

You can take the pastor out of the church, but you can’t take the Church out of the pastor.   What I would preach after Paris and BeirutThe birth pangs of a new world by Derrick L. Weston As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what… Read more »

Living In Between

Adventures of a Presbyterian pastor on a Jesuit campus   I don’t knowI may not know how to solve the terrorism that struck Paris and Beirut, but I do know something about Christ, and about love, and about relationships that cross boundaries. by Abby King-Kaiser I don’t know. A student much smarter than me once… Read more »

The No Shame Zone

One young person’s subversive thoughts on church and society   Please don’t shame my griefReflections on the violence in Paris and Beirut by Tad Hopp This weekend, my Facebook and Twitter feeds exploded with prayers, grief, and French flags in the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris that have left at least 129 people… Read more »

Theologies of fear

In the wake of the tragic Chattanooga shooting, Muslims and interfaith partners come together to send a message of hope.   Theologies of fearIn the wake of the tragic Chattanooga shooting, Muslims and interfaith partners come together to send a message of hope. by Aaron Stauffer Two years ago I sat in a room crowded… Read more »