Fractured Flourishing

You vulnerably stand before a crowd of people quickly increasing in number. The gathering, visually homogeneous, is hostile and irritated, anxious and paranoid, fearful of losing control, and against the cacophonous backdrop of demanding shouts, a defeated and broken individual, who is a beautiful living contrast to the flat dullness of the assembly, is violentlyContinue reading “Fractured Flourishing”

Every Moment Supernatural

For many of us – if not most of us – today will be ordinary. Despite COVID-19’s life-altering impact on society, the rhythm of daily life is, for the love of neighbor, limited to the common, mundane, or trivial. Life, right now, possibly seems like a series of small, insignificant moments, and the ordinary –Continue reading “Every Moment Supernatural”

Being a Neighbor

Luke writes (10:25-37), “25And behold, a lawyer stood up to put [Jesus] to the test, saying, ‘Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?’ 26[Jesus] said to him, ‘What is written in the Law? How do you read it?’ 27And [the lawyer] answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heartContinue reading “Being a Neighbor”

To err is human?

Does Adam and Eve’s historical or archetypal original sin remove or infect humanity’s inherent goodness? Total depravity – the complete removal view – potentially (I think usually) influences the Christian and non-religious alike to incorrectly conclude Christian tradition unapologetically endorses a dehumanizing perspective: the being – not current condition – of humanity is sinful, imperfect,Continue reading “To err is human?”