Yes, I totally went there. “What I am saying is, I am not interested in celebrating A doctrine thrust at me On the point of Constantine’s sword… …I’m thinking now about how Every time someone is baptized, We inscribe them with doctrines About what power is What maleness is What whiteness is We re-inscribe a… Continue reading Love trumps Doctrine: Resisting the Trinity
Today is the 3rd anniversary of Dr. Vincent Harding’s passing. I was humbled and honored to be asked to preach at a service in his honor at Iliff School of Theology this week, organized with immense love and care by the National Association of Pan-African Students. My sermon, with the sacred texts that were read,… Continue reading Remembering Dr. Vincent Harding
“So here’s my question. If Jesus is the gate, If having life abundantly is the gate For anyone and everyone inside the sheepfold …and there’s no reason to believe he doesn’t mean Anyone and everyone as in ALL of us, Then is the letter of 1st Peter a good shepherd? Or is it a thief… Continue reading Peter’s Betrayal: Shepherd or Thief?
A few weeks ago I was on retreat in Crestone, CO. One of my favorite things to do is start herbal remedies in that sacred space, especially infused oils and honeys that can soak up the gorgeous sunlight in all the south-facing windows. Here’s what I started for you while I was there. You can… Continue reading Medicine Making
My friend Margaret Ernst offers a provocative Holy Week reflection this week on our podcast. Give it a listen. White Jesus has a familiar place in all of our souls. That place where we’ve learned that religion should be about a false peace rather than a true justice, The places that have taught us to… Continue reading Holy Week: Killing White Jesus
But it’s invisible to us now. Made invisible to us, Disappeared behind Constantine’s sword And stories reduced to piety tales about how I can get my little individual sins forgiven And we wave our little palms Smile at the children in their little parades And crown Jesus who never wore a crown In our sanctuaries… Continue reading Palm Sunday: Why Do We Tell This Story?
My latest podcast. An anti-imperial re-reading of Romans.
My latest podcast tackles the four encounter stories in the Gospel of John that are used during this year’s Lent cycle of lectionary readings. I go hard on resisting anti-Jewish readings of these stories. Let me know what you think.
My latest podcast, about Ash Wednesday and giving up something that matters for the work of collective liberation.
Some of you may know I work at a goat farm every Wednesday. Last year on Ash Wednesday I wrote this reflection after working all afternoon. It still feels very true, at the end of another Ash Wednesday partially spent working at the farm. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Ash Wednesday, 2016 I’m shoveling out… Continue reading To Muck We Shall Return