Truth In The Noise

When we haven’t earned the right with our blood, sweat, tears, and time, truth-telling is most often received as judgment. Jared Byas What a no holds barred match of viewpoints we find ourselves in, within our current culture climate. With so many voices being echoed through all available chambers—social media being the main sphere—how do weContinue reading “Truth In The Noise”

The Empire Is Not Good News

To be a Christian is to live dangerously, honestly, freely – to step in the name of love as if you may land on nothing, yet to keep on stepping because the something that sustains you no empire can give you and no empire can take away.-Dr. Cornel West How are we (I.e., American “Christians”)Continue reading “The Empire Is Not Good News”

Jubilee State Of Mind

Central to God’s covenant with ancient Israel (the spiritual ancestors of Jews, Christians, and Muslims), these laws describe and prescribe what the new life beyond “Egypt”—at that time seen as a symbol of bondage, economic exploitation, impoverishment, and slavery—is to be like. They embody God’s dream, God’s passion for a different kind of life onContinue reading “Jubilee State Of Mind”

The Empire Creed: Lex Talionis

With the most recent events regarding the U.S. and the assassination of Iran’s Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani, it’s hard not to feel the weight of the endless war games that come with countries “eye for an eye” agendas. This is nothing new. Throughout human civilization we have seen the non-stop vicious cycle of destructionContinue reading “The Empire Creed: Lex Talionis”

Bust-up…It’s Prophetic!

“A priest once quoted to me the Roman saying that a religion is dead when the priests laugh at each other across the altar. I always laugh at the altar, be it Christian, Hindu, or Buddhist, because real religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter.”- Alan Watts When exploring the comedic landscape, be it stand-up or just laughingContinue reading “Bust-up…It’s Prophetic!”