Nothing brakes the train of progress and learning more effectively than apocalyptic panic. After a week at this month’s conference near Baltimore, I’m returning to Miroslav Volf’s latest book, Flourishing: Why we need religion in a globalized world. (I wrote about Flourishing briefly earlier this month, and you can still join the group that’s reading it […]
When I write “Divest from apocalypse,” I have in mind a very specific kind of apocalypse. The common understanding of apocalypse has been fueled by ancient visions, the imaginations of Dante, and the residual/ancestral memories and fears of people in every generation: pandemics that wipe out villages at a time, wars that decimate generations, hunger that […]
I spent a few hours tonight with regional churches—and will report on what I noticed in tomorrow’s post. In the meantime, I’m reflecting on all of the ways that our historical focus has undermined our ability to deeply see the social stakes, why Black people are so fed up, and what we can do differently. More tomorrow.