Tag Archives: Christianity

Reclaiming Jesus

Justice: Week 2 Reclaiming Jesus Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Earlier this year, I collaborated with a group of Christian leaders in the United States to write a statement to our churches, “Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis.” [1] I invite you to meditate on three of our affirmations: The church’s… Continue Reading Reclaiming Jesus

Be Peace and Justice

Justice: Week 2 Be Peace and Justice Monday, June 18, 2018 Yesterday I shared how far Christianity has strayed from Jesus’ vision of justice, even though his teaching was crystal clear. Francis (1182-1226) and Clare (1194-1253) of Assisi understood his message and modeled a similar agenda: a simple lifestyle outside the system of production and… Continue Reading Be Peace and Justice

A View from the Bottom

Justice: Week 2 A View from the Bottom Sunday, June 17, 2018 Jesus’ basic justice agenda was simple living, humility, and love of neighbor. We all have to live this way ourselves. From that position, God can do God’s work rather easily. Unfortunately, even many who claim to follow Jesus have deviated from this path.… Continue Reading A View from the Bottom

Justice with Peace

Justice: Week 1 Justice with Peace Wednesday, June 13, 2018 If you want peace, work for justice. —Pope Paul VI [1] Jack Jezreel, the founder of JustFaith Ministries, writes about six crucial ingredients for Christianity to be an effective force for peace and justice, “peace with justice, justice with peace.” Today we’ll explore the first… Continue Reading Justice with Peace

An Anticipatory Universe

Creativity An Anticipatory Universe Thursday, June 7, 2018 I believe that the core of the Judeo-Christian revelation is that we are created in the image of God. We lose that and we lose the foundation. Clearly, God is endlessly imaginative and creative. Those who are intensely curious, open, and creative are probably deeply in touch… Continue Reading An Anticipatory Universe

“Christianity as Planetary Faith”

“Christianity as Planetary Faith” A faculty reflection by guest teacher Ilia Delio In the 1960s, Gordon Moore, cofounder of Intel Corporation, predicted that computing power would increase exponentially, producing an unprecedented rate of change in human growth and society. Today technology is our fastest evolver. We are changing on every level: as persons, as community,… Continue Reading “Christianity as Planetary Faith”

Letter and Invitation to “Christianity as Planetary Faith”

Letter and Invitation to “Christianity as Planetary Faith” Brie Stoner (’15) Dear alumni family, Since I was “sent” from the Living School, my life resembles one of those indie movies with tragic and sometimes hilarious catastrophes that you just can’t seem tear yourself away from, the kind where you really think the writers were just… Continue Reading Letter and Invitation to “Christianity as Planetary Faith”

Book Review:Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman

Book Review: Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman Molly Lannon Kenny (’19) It cannot be denied that too often the weight of the Christian movement has been on the side of the strong and the powerful and against the weak and oppressed—this, despite the gospel. —Howard Thurman In a recent meeting of our Living School… Continue Reading Book Review:Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman

Alumni Newsletter — May 2018

A Note from the Editor Dear Living School alumni, Christ is evolving in us. Our Living School formation has taught us that, come what may, the love of Christ is constant. Paradoxically, this constancy of Christ is not fixed and static but ever-flowing and always changing. Life and faith do not fit into a box,… Continue Reading Alumni Newsletter — May 2018

Intentional Communities

Community Intentional Communities Thursday, May 10, 2018 Jack Jezreel is the founder of JustFaith Ministries, an organization that offers resources to sustain people of faith “in their compassionate commitment to build a more just and peaceful world.” [1] Jezreel describes the need for and qualities of a healthy Christian community (which we might apply to… Continue Reading Intentional Communities

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