Tag Archives: Israel

Human Development in Scripture

Two Halves of Life: Week 2 Human Development in Scripture Wednesday, June 22, 2016 It is helpful for us to know about the whole arc of life and where it is tending and leading. Walter Brueggemann, one of my favorite scripture scholars, brilliantly connected the development of the Hebrew Scriptures with the development of human… Continue Reading Human Development in Scripture

Helen Fitzgerald

Helen Fitzgerald shared with us the risky work of building relationships of real caring between supposed enemies. In November 2015, Helen travelled to Israel and Palestine as part of an international delegation to practice Compassionate Listening. Compassionate Listening is a process of transformative listening in the midst of adversarial relationships. The group participated in listening… Continue Reading Helen Fitzgerald

Liberation Theology

Bias from the Bottom: Week 1 Liberation Theology Sunday, March 20, 2016 One of the great themes of the Bible, which begins in the Hebrew Scriptures and is continued in Jesus and Paul, is called “the preferential option for the poor”; I call it “the bias toward the bottom.” We see the beginnings of this… Continue Reading Liberation Theology

Self-Critical Thinking

Scripture: Week 1 Self-Critical Thinking Thursday, February 25, 2016 In the Judeo-Christian scriptures, we read about people who found God in the actual, in seemingly secular history, and in mundane daily life. This is the Jewish matrix by which we were gradually prepared for the personal incarnation. It widened, solidified, and paved the runway by… Continue Reading Self-Critical Thinking

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