All posts tagged: Justice

DisGrace 04 – Power

Power Today was the final day of the conference and it was the lifting up, the resurrection, the pointing to hope. The last few days were times spent with the cross with Good Friday, the silence of the tomb of Saturday, and then today with […]

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DisGrace 03 – Too Many Names

There was much of today that was simply shattering.  In worship this morning, we heard the mournful, sobbing cries of an African-American woman as the stories of slavery, brutality, and oppression were recounted.  This wasn’t just a few tears shed, but the sound of one […]

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DisGrace 02 – Uphill

There was a lot of uphill time today.  My Fitbit tells me that I did 22,796 steps with the equivalent of 170 flights of stairs.  Suffice to say that my legs are sore tonight.  I did a hike this morning per the recommendation of a […]

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DisGrace 01 – “Lament”

Taking a step away for a few days from the Bible in a Year posts to do some reflections upon the conference I am attending at Montreat, North Carolina this week.  It is called DisGrace and is focused on issues of race and the church. […]

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Imago Scriptura 40 – Dirt

Yesterday’s reading from Luke had a passage that I have heard quoted many times over in my life as a pastor when we discuss the ways that we are called to reach out to the youngest among us. People were bringing even infants to him […]

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Gratitude 17 – Red Doors

My heart has been heavy the last several days. Heavy about the attacks in Paris as well as the attacks in Beirut and in Iraq. Heavy about the palpable fear that is being expressed on social media and by politicians and others. Heavy about the […]

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Gratitude 10 – Stone

A day late in posting…Yesterday, I attended the monthly Mosaix gathering here in town – a multi-racial network of pastors and other church and community leaders. I have been participating since I returned from my sabbatical and will continue to do so as I see […]

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Imago Gospels – 21 – Cell

Matthew 25 Today was our visit to Robben Island. It was a powerful and moving experience today and the words from chapter 25 rang in my ears as we walked through the hallways of the prison that held Mandela and so many others who were […]

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Imago Gospels – 18 – Caesar

Matthew 22 Money…I have heard some say its what makes the world go round. Today, I saw examples of the difference between those who have and those who do not in very clear ways. This picture is obviously a shot of some South African currency. […]

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