Police Violence Is The Exception

Police Violence Is The Exception

I posted this last week in response to two conversations with friends who are very upset by the failure of the justice system to protect unarmed black men (and boys)  from those who act on behalf of the law. I have not been blogging much as I am in preparation for my qualifying exams in the … Continue reading

Wake Up! Advent, Shopping and Sleeping

Wake Up! Advent, Shopping and Sleeping

We are trying something new for Advent this year at Homebrewed Christianity. Each week we are looking at the 4 suggested texts from the lectionary and talking about how we would approach them. In week one there were 3 texts that we resonated with and a fourth that we struggled with. That fourth text was … Continue reading

Advent is Almost here : High Gravity Class

Advent is Almost here : High Gravity Class

Advent is on the way! I thought you might like to try something different this year and join an online reading group that meets every Thursday evening. What better way to practice the holy waiting of this Advent season than streaming weekly with some Wise-ish Nerds on the internet? Each week Tripp and Bo will … Continue reading

More on Miracles

More on Miracles

Last week I got a comment on an old blog post. Since this subject comes up frequently, I thought it would be good to respond. I hope you get some sort of update from comments posted on old posts. Indeed I do! Thank you so much for taking the time to write in. I’ve been … Continue reading

small prayers to a big god

small prayers to a big god

When life gets rough it can have the effect of wearing you down. I’ve heard analogies of sandpaper, being sand-blasted or being caught in a sand-storm. However you phrase it, it seems like the end result (or the silver lining) has something to do with being refined or that the rough edges are smoothed off. … Continue reading

God is trouble for the status quo

God is trouble for the status quo

Process theologies and Liberation theologies both provide a valuable resource – even for those who do not subscribe to them wholesale. You don’t have to be an adherent of these approaches to hear the critique that they raise and allow those questions to interrogate the given order of things. In the forward to their famous … Continue reading