Remember

You promised, God. You promised. Yet we look backward, we look forward, we look side to side, and surrounding us are the floodwaters of violence and the rains of despair. You promised to remember, but we are drowning. You promised to remember, but we are dying —...

Fire and Brimstone

On the wicked, God will rain coals of fire and sulfur; a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup. For the LORD is righteous. (Psalm 11:6-7, NRSV) Is God still righteous if the wicked thrive? Maybe you’ve noticed that there are children weeping in the...

Dear White Jesus

I cannot sit at your clean white feet waiting for the blue skies of eternity while there is white-induced hell on earth. I cannot pray to your sweet white face or repeat your white savior fairytales that twist hope with capitalism and manifest destiny. I cannot preach...

Goodbyes

If You really must go let me at least say it’s made a difference knowing You walking with You learning from You, so thank You for that. It’s meant the world to me but more than that — You’ve changed me with Your generosity of time, of...

Advent: Goodbye

Still I wait. Still I listen. Still there is only disappointment. We have waited. We have hoped. Perhaps now at long last God will answer the generations who have cried. Perhaps. But here — here is a shoulder for comfort until God comes. Unless God doesn’t...

What Will Destroy Us?

Ahab will come armed with scripture and swords and prophets to say ‘you are wrong’ to say ‘your life is anathema to mine’ to say ‘it is my god-given task to make your life hell’ and he’s right — not that he must make...

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