Dear future humanity: please forgive us.

As we stand today, there are a lot of obstacles before us to forming communities dedicated to wholeness and justice. First, our society has never fostered the ability to listen to the needs of the vulnerable among us. Both our urban and rural communities have been designed to support systems of domination rather than oppose them. Indeed, there seems to be no collective…

Discerning Resurrection in Our Lives

Originally posted on Radical Discipleship:
            The gift of discernment is basic to the genius of the biblical life style. Discerning signs has to do with comprehending the remarkable in common happenings, with perceiving the saga of salvation within the era of the Fall.  It has to do with the ability to interpret ordinary events…

Ethics and the Will of God: The Peacemaking Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In this clip, Krista Tippett, from America Public Media, examines the life, theology, and death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It overviews Bonhoeffer as a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi, and founding member of the Confessing Church. He was involved with the Abwehr (the German Military Intelligence Office) and associated with groups that sought to assassinate Adolf Hitler. He…

Mukteshwar = “Eternal Life God” (live performance by Aradhna)

Someone asked for more information about the song in my last post (The Revolutionary Politics of Love). The song is titled Mukteshwar and is by a group called Aradhna. Below is a live performance, along with the lyrics and some information about the title. [The following is taken from a post at Global Worship – http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/9001576693/mukteshwar-eternal-life-god-live-performance-by]…

Stanley Hauerwas – The Virtues / Practices of Slow Church [Video]

Today is the birthday of Stanley Hauerwas. And to celebrate, Englewood Review of Books has collected 10 short videos of him. Because I am such a fan of the folks at ERB and Hauerwas’s work has been so instrumental in my own spiritual formation, I thought it would be worth sharing here. Enjoy! Stanley Hauerwas…