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9/11 at 20: Abraham’s Children Reflect, Resource, and Renew.

I remember sitting on the porch with some new friends in Sheffield, England. It was August, 2003. I had just spent several days taking part in Wabi-Sabi, a pop-up ‘learning party’ hosted by my New Zealander friend Andrew Jones, in the Northern England city that gave birth to what later became known as the ‘emerging church.’ I was […]

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A Time For Reckoning: North American Christianity and Indigenous Cultural Genocide

Content Notification (CN): Abuse, Oppression, Genocide. “From the 19th century until the 1970s, more than 150,000 Indigenous children were forced to attend state-funded Christian boarding schools in an effort to assimilate them into Canadian society. Thousands of children died there of disease and other causes, with many never returned to their families. Nearly three-quarters of […]

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Poetry and the Poor | Stanley Hauerwas

  The following is an excerpt from Radical Grace by S.T. Kimbrough. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Lessons Learned from Charles Wesley and S T Kimbrough, Jr. Methodism, in the beginning a movement among “the not well off,” became the exemplification of bourgeois Christianity. […]

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Talking with Mona Haydar about God, the Universe, and Everything: The Wild Goose Festival

Whew! I’m just returning from four days of fun in the sun (and rain) at the spirituality, justice, and arts oriented Wild Goose Festival in beautiful (but humid, this year) Hot Springs, North Carolina. This was my tenth time participating in the festival I helped start (nine in North Carolina from 2011–now, plus a one-off Wild Goose West in Corvalis, Oregon in […]

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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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