No Justice, No Peace

NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE FExploring the Connection — and Often Disconnection — Between Faith and Justice   The Hebrew Bible — what many Christians refer to as the Old Testament — outlines the complicated story of Israel’s relationship with their covenant God, Yahweh. From...

Fresh Words

FRESH WORDS What do we do when old rhythms become old, tired, and destructive? There’s a story from the earliest pages of the Bible and the earliest years of the nation of Israel about a priest, his sons, and his young apprentice. At the time, there was no king. As a...

Hope Against Hope

HOPE AGAINST HOPE Spotting Rainbows in the Midst of Life's Storms I had a friend ask me recently whether I thought all of the recent hurricanes and earthquakes and wars were signs that the world is coming to an end. It would be easy to interpret what we see around us...

What the Hell is Happening, and What Has Heaven to Do with It?

WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING, AND WHAT HAS HEAVEN TO DO WITH IT? Reflections on Joel the Prophet I’m entirely convinced that the Old Testament prophets are some of the most relevant and most important literature in which we can immerse ourselves. You’re welcome to...

The Counternarrative

THE COUNTERNARRATIVE Large portions of the story of Jesus are copied from the Empire’s originals. That’s why Easter is unique. As we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on Easter morning, the story about this God-man coming back from the dead may to many seem tired, old,...