“Misa Campesina”

From Songs from the Batahola Cultural Center in Nicaragua, quoted in Walter Wink, The Human Being (Minneapolis, Fortress Press, 2002), p. 273. You are the God of the poor, the human and simple God, the God who sweats in the street, the God with the weather-beaten face. That’s why I can talk to you the…

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…

Simply Christians.

“Nonviolence is not a fringe concern. It is of the essence of the gospel. Therefore Jesus’ nonviolent follower should not be called pacifists, but simply Christians.”