Archive | Restorative Justice

When Straight Christians Reject our LGBTQ Siblings: An Open Letter to the United Methodist Church

Dear United Methodist Friend, I’ve never been one of your number, though I’ve always been a fan. I grew up Pentecostal (among other things), where we found your personal and social holiness traditions to be fertile soil to grow our experiences of the Spirit stirring in our midst. During my years fermenting intentional house church […]

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The Seventh Story | Gareth Higgins and Brian McLaren

The following is an excerpt from The Seventh Story, a brand-new release from Gareth Higgins and Brian McLaren about the six stories that divide us and the Seventh Story that unites. It’s paired with a unique, beautifully-illustrated children’s book they’ve also written, both of which are available for order in time for Christmas at TheSeventhStory.com. […]

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Re-Thinking Hellfire for a Christianity Without Insanity | Boyd Purcell

In religious literature, suffering and punishment in fire are symbolic of the spiritually corrective nature of metaphorical fire. A literal interpretation of the symbolism of fire is a major cause of fear, spiritual insanity, and spiritual abuse—especially spiritual terrorism, spiritual abuse in its most extreme form. But symbolism in The Holy Bible is bountiful, beautiful, […]

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Our Resistance, My Resistance: Enough for the Whole World | Making America Great Again | David N Moore

  The following is an excerpt of Making America Great Again, a winsome and prophetic text by David N Moore. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Our Resistance The world slowly divested from South Africa during Apartheid and banned them from the Olympics. Because the […]

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What are We Waiting For? The Advent of Us

New tensions in Jerusalem. A decree making certain roads difficult to travel. An opportunistic ruling class placing increasing burdens on the poorest in the land. An insecure, oddly-appointed leader seeking to ‘cleanse’ the land of our its most vulnerable people. You’d be forgiven if you thought I was talking about the Nativity story in first-century […]

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