This Christmas


As we engage the celebration of Christmas this year I wonder what it is we are really celebrating? I lift the celebration of Christmas here not as an act of Christian privileging, rather because there is a way Christmas seems to have been commercialized as a toll of capitalist greed in a way that other socio-religious holidays have escaped. There is no Hanukkah or Kwanzaa media marketing frenzy designed to drive end of the year profits at the expense of prudence and financial responsibility on the part of consumers and justice and human dignity on the part of workers. I [...]

This Christmas2019-12-16T15:23:02-08:00

In Pursuit


According to the Gregorian calendar, we are just about a month shy of a new decade. The state of the world on the brink of this new decade is encouraging and discouraging simultaneously. While we have top government officials denying the reality of global warming, we also live in a time where global communication is easier than it has ever been in the known history of the world. While overt acts of racism are on the rise, the everyday terror of minoritized people is palpable. Multiple justice movements exist, such as #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo. These and other political movements are [...]

In Pursuit2019-12-03T20:57:44-08:00

Theological Education in Review


Education is the pathway to freedom, and theological education is the foundation of any society’s understanding of what it means to be a free human. This is a matter of tremendous significance in this contemporary political moment when freedom of every sort is under direct attack. “To be free” indicates the ability to deal with the realities of one’s situation in order to not to be overcome by those realities. It is the manifestation of the quality of being and living that results not only from an understanding of one’s situation but also from having the wisdom to deal with [...]

Theological Education in Review2019-11-19T12:26:59-08:00
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