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Tag Archives: critique

Christianity’s Violence Problem

What the empire wanted to do, the church generally blessed. Continue Reading Christianity’s Violence Problem

Rebuilding from the Bottom Up

Let’s be honest: religion has probably never had such a bad name. Continue Reading Rebuilding from the Bottom Up

An Opportunity for Transformation

Why not architect the kind of faith movement we want to see twenty-to-fifty years from now? Continue Reading An Opportunity for Transformation

Leaning into Harmony

Something beautiful lies “unveiled” on the other side of complexity and perplexity. Continue Reading Leaning into Harmony

A Return to Unveiling

We are living in a time of unveiling—when reality is being revealed as it always has been and always will be. Continue Reading A Return to Unveiling

God as Fierce Love

Images of God God as Fierce Love Thursday, December 2, 2021 Like many of us, CAC friend Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis has struggled with both the possibility and the pain-points of religion. Healthy religion unites but toxic religion uses God to create more separation and hurt in the world: Before I made my living talking… Continue Reading God as Fierce Love

Where Justice and Charity Meet

Rediscovering the Common Good Where Justice and Charity Meet Sunday, October 31, 2021 Fr. Richard Rohr shares the importance of both justice and charity to bring about the common good. “We need to make the kind of society where it is easier for people to be good,” said Peter Maurin (1877–1949). [1] That is our… Continue Reading Where Justice and Charity Meet

Slaveholder Christianity

Christianity and Empire Slaveholder Christianity Thursday, October 21, 2021 Fr. Richard offers a critique of how Christianity aligned with empire and colonialism manifested specifically in the United States: The form of Christianity that has grown in the United States and spread throughout much of the world is what we have to fairly call “slaveholder Christianity.”… Continue Reading Slaveholder Christianity

Living with the Land

Christianity and Empire Living with the Land Wednesday, October 20, 2021 In the West, most Christians have been shaped by culture and faith into a paradigm that normalizes acquisition, at great cost to others, ourselves, and the land itself. As Richard puts it, “Perhaps the primary example of our lack of attention to the Christ… Continue Reading Living with the Land

The Shadowlands of Domination

Christianity and Empire The Shadowlands of Domination Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Facing Christianity’s entanglement with empire building means learning how to incorporate the “shadow side” of reality. This is necessary and yet exceedingly difficult to do, which is why Richard returns to the subject of the shadow so often: Western civilization has failed to learn… Continue Reading The Shadowlands of Domination

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