Posts Tagged "Politics"


Palms as Protest


Posted By on May 2, 2019

http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast-player/3292/palms-as-protest.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 00:12:17Subscribe: iTunesPalms were a means of protest with layers of meaning (12 min...

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Christian Politics

Christian Politics


Posted By on Dec 14, 2018

Normally I am allergic to modifiers. I find them deeply suspicious. Why reference someone as a female comedian or author? You don’t call Stephen King a male author or Jerry Seinfeld a male comedian. Randy Woodley is often referenced as a Native American theologian. That is fineā€¦ but why am I not introduced as a white theologian? The worst is ‘biblical’. Every time I hear it used I think to myself, “this is...

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Here is a short encouragement that I shared with a seminary class recently. Be brave. Be bold. Be daring. … it probably won’t work anyway. The systems is so powerful and so dominating that it can absorb, adapt to, and even appropriate any protest or critique. Parables, by the way, are not earthly stories with heavenly meanings. Parables are earthy stories with heavy meaning. Parables come in underneath your radar when your...

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An Hour Without Trump


Posted By on Jul 25, 2018

About a year ago I figured out that if I didn’t put a moratorium on talking politics, that it was all we would ever talk about. So I implemented a 1-hour prohibition on saying the ‘T’ word in our gatherings. It has a made a huge difference. Here is a short (5 min) video [youtube id=”FXOZ7bp55_E”]

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