Tag Archives: Christianity

The paradox of the cross and American Christianity

James Cone’s powerful book, ‘The Cross and the Lynching Tree’ is the reason I’m in this course. I don’t remember who recommended it to me earlier this spring but reading became a metanoia for me. It is the reason that … Continue reading

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Recommending you read this book

Liberating Tradition: Women’s Identity and Vocation in Christian Perspective by Kristina LaCelle-Peterson My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is an incredibly thorough and well documented book that should be required reading for anyone interested in the role of the … Continue reading

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Compassion

I listened to a TED Talk about Bringing Compassion Back to Religion by Karen Armstrong. It’s very interesting, thought provoking and very appropriate for this week as we look to Easter. Karen Armstrong talks about how the Abrahamic religions — … Continue reading

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WWJD?

Viewing Roots again in its entirety reminded me once again of the fallacy of our alleged Judeo-Christian roots. From 1619 until sometime in the 19th century before the end of our own Civil War twenty-million Africans were brought to the … Continue reading

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So unlike your Christ

I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ.–Gandhi Earlier in the week I wrote about an archbishop’s decision to withhold a sacramental rite from a politician got me to thinking again about … Continue reading

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