David Runcorn, ordained minister in the Church of England, explains the surprising role that Evangelical Christianity played in reinforcing apartheid in South Africa, noting that Evangelical and Reformed Churches have expressed remorse and guilt over their role in racial discrimination. Citing Richard Burridge, author of “Imitating Jesus”, Runcorn takes this a step farther, and asks how […]
Day: July 13, 2015
All Things Considered ran this Arun Rath story about the Pontiff’s stop at Palmasola, part of a tour through Latin America. (Transcript) Palmasola is the biggest jail in Bolivia, and has become famous after news reports exposed corruption and violence permitted by the guards in exchange for bribes. The papal visit was chronicled in a […]
Writing on Medium, Hanna Brooks Olsen explores millennial poverty as driven by education debt, and questions if there really is a viable path to financial stability in modern America.
#PropheticGrief banner from Middle Collegiate Church website The Huffington Post is running a new inter-faith series on #BlackLivesMatter, starting with The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D., who writes a moving first-hand account of her thoughts and observations following the news that a 7th church was burning. Rev. Lewis shares the call to action of her […]
Sometimes procrastination is a sign that I have hit the limit of my skills. I want the finished piece to be better than I can make it. However, perfect is the enemy of good. I am never going to make anything that is perfect.