Reading the Bible in Service
There are many things being done in the course of the average “high church” liturgy performed by the Catholics, Eastern Orthodox churches, Anglicans, and Lutherans, including praise, thanksgiving, confession, Continue reading
This is my interview with Dr. Cynthia Holder Rich for Ecclesio.com. It is reposted here with permission.
Editor’s Note: This week, we discuss Grace Ji-Sun Kim’s 2013 book Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit. Here, Dr. Kim answers a few questions arising from my reading of her book.
You discuss the concept of han at some length. You say that “a soul that has experienced han is not amenable to reason and even resists the consolations of faith”. What is the ministry we can offer those who have experienced han? How do we approach the reality of han theologically and ecclesiologically? Continue reading
Psalm 5:1—8 Trust in God for Deliverance
Notice the very important first verses “Give ear to my words, O LORD; give heed to my sighing. 2 Listen to the sound of my cry, my King and my God.” Continue reading
This post comes from my friend Dr. Miguel De La Torre. It was originally posted abp News and is reposted here with permission.
The concept of marriage in which women were relegated to property evolved from the Hebrew Bible by the time we get to the New Testament. The New Testament discouraged marriage, placing it secondary to a life of singleness and celibacy. Continue reading
Volume 2 of Preaching God’s Transforming Justice Year C is being released today. It is a commentary which focuses on the social justice issues within scripture. Here is a short excerpt of my contribution [Proper 13(18)] to this commentary.
The selection of passages for this week reminds us of our temporality here on earth as all the trappings of our privilege—wealth, status, heritage, and prestige—will pass away. When we leave this earth, we certainly cannot take anything with us, which reminds us that all of humanity, both the poor and rich are ultimately the same. We need to be reminded that God’s graciousness falls on everyone. Continue reading
I am among 90 scholars, activists and preachers who contributed to this three volume commentary series, Preaching God’s Transforming Justice, edited by Ronald Allen, Dale Andrews & Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm.
Year B came out last year and Year C will be released September 8, 2012. These volumes are great for preachers who are interested in preaching about social justice. This lectionary can help the preacher identify and reflect theologically and ethically on the social implications of the biblical reading. Amazon Link