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Doug Anderson: Be Whole Again Beyond Confusion

The young blame us for everything that is wrong
with the world, as if we’d plotted it that way
just to torment them, as if poisoned
the very land we’re standing on. Some of us did.

May 22, 2022 · 4 Comments

Doug Anderson: Put Your Hand In My Wound

Jesus out of his tomb and wandering
among the rotting corpses in Ukraine,
dragging his bandages behind him.

April 24, 2022 · 11 Comments

Michael Simms: Jesus

Sixteen and running
From my father’s fists
I once tried to jump on a moving train

December 26, 2021 · 10 Comments

Anna Swartwood House: The long history of how Jesus came to resemble a white European

The portrayal of Jesus as a white, European man has come under renewed scrutiny during this period of introspection over the legacy of racism in society.

December 24, 2020 · 2 Comments

Liz Theoharis: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in America

The gospel doesn’t talk about the inevitability of poverty or the need for charity, but the responsibilities of the ruling authorities to all people and the possibility of abundance for all.

October 1, 2020 · 9 Comments

Charles Davidson: From Blue Mountain Ridges to Desert Sand Concentration Camps

North Carolina Pastor Kim Wells charges her congregation to take action against the government’s abuse of children on the border.

July 7, 2019 · 2 Comments

Doug Anderson: Imperfect

What if all the great ones were imperfect: the Jesus who spent his last night in terror and crying, “Could you not stay awake with me for one hour” to … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Patricia A. Nugent: Why Some Jews “Do” Christmas and Some Christians Don’t Follow Their Messiah

  My Jewish friends send Christmas cards. They decorate Christmas trees and exchange gifts. They bake Christmas cookies. They even attend midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. When asked why, their … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Doug Anderson: Rood Shadow

They get Jesus in a back room at the country club, tell him, Let’s get you some new clothes and could you step over there and wash your feet? Maybe … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

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