It is no accident that church tradition celebrates the resurrection of Lazarus on a Saturday (Sabbath), the final day of creation, making it also a foretaste or signpost of re-creation. It is also poetically poignant that Lazarus Saturday falls on the eve of Palm Sunday, the day Jesus set out from Bethany on a donkey to goad the great and final confrontation by which he conquered death by death.
Here I Am! Contemplate Me.
Socially speaking, Jesus was low-born, conceived in the womb of an unwed woman whose people were the despised and disposable underclass of a powerful empire. This is how the God of the Christian scriptures first chose to self-identify: in solidarity with the vulnerable, obscure and lowly…
Certainly one of the most painful experiences of human existence is the shame of social alienation…
“The God of Rahab Has Sent You…”
At age 89, former president of the United States, Jimmy Carter, has released a new book: A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power….
Gimme That Ol’ Time Religion
It is my opinion that Rev. Jones and those who have responded murderously to his burning of the Koran need not shed religion; rather, they need to get some…