Day: January 29, 2017

Called to dinner, together

Called to dinner, together

A few weeks after our return from Alaska, I heard about a 15-year-old girl who had spent a week in the homeless shelter for teens in Portland… After work that afternoon, with my newly re-expanded notion of family buzzing annoyingly near my left ear, I marched out to the deck where my husband had started happy hour. Our nest had emptied four years before…
“Here’s the thing …” I began.
Within a week I was learning to unbraid hair and dancing in the kitchen to hip-hop. After raising boys, I was thrilled to suddenly find this brave, resilient young woman at the counter making waffles with me.

Liberation theology in modern America

Liberation theology in modern America

  by George Clifford   At the end of the Reagan era, I found liberation theology attractive for four reasons: The then prevalent emphasis on self (remember the “me” generation) was increasingly disturbing and repugnant because it is the antithesis to Jesus’ teachings. My doctoral research on religious pluralism raised difficult, perhaps unanswerable, questions about […]