Embracing diversity New Testament style

In my last post, I posited the argument that God loves diversity and based that statement on the obvious abundance of diversity found throughout the natural world. To me that abundance means we should not only accept people in the LGBTQIA community, we should recognize that they were born exactly as they were supposed to …

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There’s something happening here: The sequel

If you close your eyes and think about church you may get a flood of images of steeples, pews, and a choir, or of clergy members in various types of garments that denote their office and role. Perhaps you will feel emotions, be they positive because your experience with church has been largely positive. Conversely, …

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Dr. King and intersectionality

Books have the power to profoundly impact our lives. In 2006, I found an audiobook copy of A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. at my local library. I had some familiarity with King's work prior to listening to that book, and his autobiography in quick succession, but not much. Those two …

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Calling Christians to care for creation: A synopsis of Go Golden

In the Biblical story of the Earth’s creation, we are told that God created it and all of its inhabitants, proclaiming each and every aspect of this creation to be “Good.” To my mind this would make God the ultimate biological systems engineer, the premier Permaculture designer of all time. Every type of life that …

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Traumatic Episodes: A sneak peek

The following is an excerpt from the manuscript I am working on entitled Traumatic Episodes: Finding Grace in a Life Lived with PTSD.  It's very much a work in progress. There will be journal-like entries (as with the one below) along with narrative chapters covering different time periods in my life. (Petros the Stress Demon is my …

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Climate Change: Our tremendous opportunity

  This is a post previously published on my other blog in October 2018. Permaculture and theology are intertwined for me and creating community is a theological concern hence my re-posting it here.   The mainstream media is finally getting the message on global climate change as the latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel …

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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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