And that’s why the Jesus in this story matters to me. I have been formed by cultural prejudices. I have said and done some pretty mean things to people in my life. And you know what? So did Jesus. And like Jesus, and like Isaiah before him, when we put our shadow side out in…
These phony controversies and manufactured outrage are the politics of fear and they are meant to keep the news cycle moving so we are distracted from what matters. And what matters? According to Deuteronomy and to Jesus caring for the immigrant and the poor among us is what matters. But we have a human tradition of…
While St. Francis of Assisi is revered for his connection to animals, Rev. Adam Ericksen celebrates the dedication Francis had to rebuilding the church in the heart of each and every person.
Many of these politicians and political commentators make these sacrificial claims against immigrants in the name of Christianity. Well, I’m here to tell you that they are wrong. Their fear and hatred and sacrificial mentality have nothing to do with Jesus.
King David is the greatest king of Israel’s history, but the Bible also tells the truth about David’s shadow side. The Bible tells the often beautiful and often tragic truth about our heroes and ourselves.
From the Roman Empire to the United States, political systems have attempted to distract the masses with food that does not nourish and games that distract people from seeking a more just and loving world.
Mothers and fathers and children are at the border. And Jesus is at the border with them. They have traveled away from the violent storms in their homeland to the US, only to find another storm waiting for them. But God cares about them. And we care about them, too.
During his ministry, some people accused Jesus of working for Satan. But what is Satan and should progressive Christians care about this mythological figure from the ancient past?
For Christians who follow Jesus, the law is not meant to be a tool to divide the world into us and them. The law is meant to heal.