During my presentation at CityLights today, members shared some of their experiences working under the order of Pharaoh: the insatiable, grasping, perfectionist, reductive, and never-satisfied energy of imperialism. Sometimes, I said, it’s not that we’re working for Pharaoh; it’s that we’ve become so accustomed the culture of Pharaoh that we enact its ideology on others […]
Event: Non-violence and the Atonement
I’m speaking at the 2016 Spectrum Conference next week. The theme is Non-violence and the Atonement, and we’ll be joined by Greg Boyd, author of The Myth of a Christian Religion and proponent of the Christus Victor atonement theory. Check out the schedule and read an interview Spectrum conducted with me.
Quote: What we’re freed for
From M. Shawn Copeland’s Enfleshing Freedom: Freedom from enslavement was freedom for being human. Only by analogy could the words of the Emancipation Proclamation change the order of creation, but it did remove God’s black human creatures from the plantation ledger. Statutory freedom amended the social and political status of the enslaved people. It was […]
I’m speaking about resilience toward the end of this week at a conference in Maryland and have been completing my talk and presentation for the group. I’ve integrated several sources into my plans for the session and can’t wait to share it. Sources include womanist theology, critiques of conventional “death-surrogate” atonement, personal narratives, self- and community-care strategies, and a wellness […]