The Black Body: Prophets Against Empire

And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.” 4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. 5 And if anyone wants to harm them, fire flows out of their mouth …

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Lord’s Prayer as Social Justice Theology: Holy is Your Name (Part 3)

Over the next several weeks, I will be exploring the Lord’s Prayer as a model for forming a social justice theology. Throughout this series, I will be proposing that Jesus’ instructions in Matthew 6 show believers how to pray and also how we should reorient our lives and relationships with one another in light of …

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The Risk that Comes with Challenging Oppression

There is a great risk that comes with countering oppression. People who have long been in power or who have long possessed great wealth at the expense of others, won’t let go of these things easily. Pharaoh and the Egyptians, as portrayed in the early chapters of Exodus, resisted in letting the people of Israel …

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Order Out of Chaos: Is it Time to Prophesy?

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. - Gen. 1.1, 2, NASB This passage of Scripture tells the beginning of the creation story. This is how it all came together, how it all went …

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