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Re-Imagining Worship As Acts Of Defiance And Alternatives In The Context Of Empire

Re-Imagining Worship As Acts Of Defiance And Alternatives In The Context Of Empire

  RE-IMAGINING WORSHIP AS ACTS OF DEFIANCE AND ALTERNATIVES IN THE CONTEXT OF EMPIRE God’s mission has always taken place in the midst of Empire. God becomes incarnate through Jesus in an imperial world. While the story of his birth and his eventual execution tell a story of adversity in the midst of Empire, the story of Jesus also tells a story of defiance in the face of death, and more importantly through his resurrection it tells a story of hope. Our stories today parallel the story of Jesus in the midst of Empire. We speak of Empire, because we…

God of all the refugee and immigrant children – A prayer on Father Day

God of all the refugee and immigrant children – A prayer on Father Day

God of all children God of all the refugee and immigrant children God of my children I pray today to thank you for my kids: Libby, Cici and Ike. I pray they continue to be the joy they have been. They have beautiful hearts, they have conscious minds, they care for others, they listen, they thrive to be good human beings. Surely, they can also be a handful sometimes but I am so grateful to you for them.  They make me feel like a father and that is all I want to be in this life!   I thank you…

A prayer for the death of all the bees in our planet

A prayer for the death of all the bees in our planet

I prayer for the death of all the bees in our planet: Oh God of all the bees, we thank you for all the honey we once had and the cross-pollination bees brought to our world. Now we offer the bees to your hands. We understand that agribusiness say we can’t plant without agri-toxics. Thank you them and for all the pesticides that are killing people and bugs and insects and destroying the the eco-systems of our world everywhere. We give to you the beginning of of the end of our world as we know it. May you build new…

Praying in the Shadow of the Wall between the US and Mexico – A Grant Denied

Praying in the Shadow of the Wall between the US and Mexico – A Grant Denied

Below is a project I applied to a wonderful institution. I intended to work with immigrants and immigration under the Trump era during my sabbatical. For whatever reason, the grant was not worth of their support. I have nothing to say against this institution and the people who made the decision. They know better! Some of the reasons I am sharing it here are the following: . scholars often share only their victories and successes and I want to show that we get so many “nos” and lots of frustrations; . I am sharing this not to ask for pity…