Oppression in Jesus’ name

One of the things that gets me riled up is the conflation of things done in the name of a religion by fundamentalists with the actual teachings of said religion. Case in point, America in 2018 is being enthralled, in the most negative sense of that word, by fundamentalist "Christians" who are gleefully celebrating every …

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Today’s theological reflection

June 23, 2018 “The confusion of peace with security is a daily routine in our violent state of affairs. Judicial peace, school peace, marital peace – all degenerate into security under the influence of violent methods. The use of violence , expressed in force, extortion, and control, destroys the the end and increasingly replaces it …

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Some issues are black and white

Jesus was nonviolent. If one reads the Gospel accounts and takes them seriously, the fact that Jesus was nonviolent is easy to ascertain. It's right there, in black and white (or sometimes red, with 'red letter editions'. Angry white men are all too often the perpetrators of mass shootings. Despite having killed 9 people, all …

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This Christianity thing is H-A-R-D

"I have decided to follow Jesus...no turning back, I'll follow him..." so goes a well known Christian hymn sung in churches around America. For many self-proclaimed Christians this following of Jesus amounts to what they believe about Jesus from a doctrinal stand point, such as that he is "God's only son," "was crucified and rose …

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