Rethinking the Bible – Faith, Doubt, and Seven Nonviolent Stories | Anthony Bartlett

Mike’s note: This is a Speakeasy-inspired guest-post from Seven Stories: How to Study and Teach the Nonviolent Bible, by my dear friend Anthony Bartlett.  Many Christians have to go through a time and experience of atheism, because the God we have been taught to believe in does not exist. – Richard Rohr, apocryphally I’ve been a student […]

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A Chance to Redefine

It’s a new year, friend. And what a previous year it’s been. I, for one, resolve to remember the lessons of this past year while letting go of their trauma, Savoring the relationships while releasing the heartbreak; Celebrating the amazing growth I’ve experienced while embracing all the parts of me and my world – even the regressive ones that […]

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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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