Jesus of Nazareth — A First Century Victim of Police Brutality

Today -- "Good" Friday -- is observed as one of the most solemn days in the Christian calendar, when Jesus of Nazareth's crucifixion and death is memorialized in song, ritual, and worship throughout the world. Good Friday is traditionally comemorated as an occasion to recall Christ's central role in salvation history; gratefully reflecting upon how [...]

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Resistance is Futile, Vision Changes Everything

As the nation and our world reflects, with concern, on the first year of the Trump administration, a theme of "resistance" has pervasively defined the social and political movement responding to a litany of federal initiatives that threaten the well-being of marginalized communities throughout the United States. Women, people of color, undocumented men, women and [...]

Incarnation — The Divine Mystery of Humanity

"The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." (John 1:5) -- A majority of the globe has been ensconced in a festive atmosphere of celebration for the Christmas season. Commercially, the most wonderful time of the year begins on Thanksgiving Day and concludes on Christmas or New Year's Day. However, [...]

Radical Patriotism is an American Value

Today's political times are some of the most trying experienced by the United States of America in a generation. Last year's presidential election -- and the ensuing federal administration -- have been catapulted into unrelenting scrutiny. The specters of collusion and election fraud, covertly driven by a foreign power, threaten the very foundations of American [...]

Dear Millennials, A Little Humility Goes a Long Way

The United States of America learned early, November 9, 2016, Donald J. Trump had been elected its 45th president. Words cannot express how utterly horrifying this reality is for many Americans -- Latinos, women, immigrants, African-Americans, disabled citizens. Donald Trump repeatedly insulted, denigrated, and denied the collective identity of all these segments of the American [...]