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Above: Mikhail Nesterov “The Empty Tomb,” 1889.
The Easter narrative in Matthew centers around Jesus’ body and a gender struggle.
On this Good Friday, as we commemorate Jesus' cross amidst imperial resurgence and war, I offer this excerpt from Who Will Roll Away the Stone: Discipleship Queries for First World Christians (Orbis, 1994), pp 251f, 267.
Mark's invitation to "take up the cross" (Mk 8:34) is the central characteristic of discontinuity with the Domination system.
"Whosever would"--this is one of Jesus' few universal prerequisites for discipleship.
This is an edited and updated version of a sermon delivered at an outdoor liturgy on Sunday, August 29th, 2004 at the Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival in Cheltenham, England. I offer it here again because this year Passover and Maunday Thursday coincide in the same week.
This week, Jews and Christians celebrate and re-enact their two foundational meals: Pesach (begun Monday) and The Lord’s Supper (Maundy Thursday). Each meal gave birth to a people:
Recorded Webinars: "A Time to Break the Silence" (50th anniversary) and the Los Angeles Uprising (25th Anniversary): A Conversation with Sue Park and Hyun Hur
(Recorded April 5, 2017). View this recorded webinar at your convenience.
April 4 marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence” speech at Riverside Church in New York City. Not only was this his most consequential address (King was assassinated exactly one year later); we believe it represents the most significant public oration in U.S. history. In it King was prophetic in both senses of that word—speaking truth to power and anticipating the historical consequences of our collective choices.
This post appeared on Tikkun's website today. My reproduction of it is wholly unauthorized, but since both Lerner and Hendricks (above) are friends, I trust they'll forgive me for sharing it with you. Beautifully written, and worth reading.
Today marks a month since the Election Day shocker in the presidential race. I’ve been talking to younger colleagues who, in its wake, were paralyzed by incredulity and disorientation. I certainly understand that a Trump presidency feels apocalyptic to them; I was as stunned and depressed as anyone.
But if there is a silver lining here, it’s that we have seen this awful movie before.
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(Recorded April 17, 2016 at Church of All Nations, Minneapolis, MN.)
Ched's reflections on living into the legacy of the Civil Rights movement. Audio is hosted by Church of All Nations here.
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