The Word became…Wait, what?

“In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God, and the Word was God… And the Word became flesh and” moved to the suburbs. No, that’s not quite right…. “…and” built a house among the rich and famous. Oh yeah. That makes more sense. Isn’t that it, or did I miss something?…

The Impulse of Jesus

(This post originally appeared in the online publication Undoing Domination.) The central impulse at the heart of Jesus’ teachings was the proclamation of the Reign of God, or what Walter Wink called “God’s Domination-Free Order.” It was the creation of a new community, a new citizenship, built not on national, tribal, or familial bonds, but…