Disbelief

It does not matter, not now or in the end, whether God means us well or ill, For what wrath could God rain that we have not already poured on one another? And what good could God wrest from the clutches of the few to bless the many? Let the Savior spare Himself from...

The Collapse of Eden

I will not cry out to God today who is otherwise occupied in the corner nursing his shame. God knows he has failed and I will not assuage his guilt with prayers, although we might eavesdrop on the Holy One muttering to his triune self: “We didn’t...

Pray Hard, White America

White God, Right God, How are you holding up? So many people are giving you a hard time these days, saying that you don’t embody enough diversity that you’re too removed from the streets. They don’t know how hard you work to keep your name palatable...

Perfect Indicative

“God has declared victory! God has remembered God’s faithfulness! All the ends of the earth have seen God’s triumph!” so the psalmist says but apparently I missed it — perfect and indicative though it may have been. Already victorious, O...

One Hundred & Baltimore

If the Spirit did not sigh for us, over us, I wonder who would. Who would hear our stories in their rawest honesty and sigh in agreement, “Never again”? Who would sit with us in the silence of shadows and trace the dust of memories? Who would hold out the...

Lent 34 (Theodicy)

You have not failed, O God. Let me continue to grasp this reassurance while the world rages in endless war, while the bodies of young men are left in the street, while their sisters disappear from sight without a sigh of public lament, while the defenses of hatred...

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